Four wickets in 3.2 overs was how Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat single-handedly took the team to the final of the Ranji Trophy on the fifth afternoon in the semi-final clash against Gujarat. But the captain isn’t done and wants the trophy in the cabinet.
“It has been a dream season for me and the numbers I have, I can’t be happier than this. Having said that, it is about chasing the trophy and not records. And in the process if I get a few records that is okay. But it is all about chasing the one trophy that Saurashtra has never won. I will give everything for that,” he told bcci.tv after the opening day’s action against Bengal in the final.
Unadkat’s side has been strengthened with the return of Cheteshwar Pujara and while the batsman was unwell on Monday and retired hurt, the captain is confident that Pujara will come out all guns blazing on Tuesday.
“Happy to have my best friend Cheteshwar back on the field as he has been a pillar for us. Couldn’t have been a bigger occasion than playing in the finals and that too on his home ground where he has scored plenty of runs. He was a bit unwell so he couldn’t bat in his usual position and hopefully he will come out and bat well,” he smiled.