"It is a very significant win because even the big Test-playing countries come to Bangladesh and really struggle to beat them on home turf. So beating Bangladesh in Bangladesh is a huge win for us," 56-year-old Rajput told PTI.
It was also the first time Zimbabwe clinched an away Test victory since beating Bangladesh in Chittagong 17 years ago in 2001.
"I am very happy. It's a Diwali gift for me which the team has given," said Rajput, speaking from Bangladesh.
"It's a team effort. Everybody really contributed as a batting unit....we bowled well on a flat wicket and then the spinners chipped in. Again in the second innings it was the spinners," said Rajput who has also coached Afghanistan in the past.
The second and final Test will be played in Dhaka from November 11.
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