Hyderabad: Karnataka lifted their seventh Ranji Trophy title Sunday beating Maharashtra by seven wickets in the final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Their captain Vinay Kumar said he always believed his young side had the ability to lift the Ranji title this season.
With the win, Karnataka, who last won the trophy in 1998-99, are now joint second with Delhi while Mumbai top the list with 40 crowns. For two-time winners Maharashtra it was another chance lost to lift the trophy they had won last in 1940-41.
"Ranji Trophy is bigger than individual achievements. We all worked very hard for this with the support staff and it's an amazing moment. We've been doing well for many years but we couldn't win in 2009-10 and then made the quarterfinals but couldn't go further," said Vinay.