Parvez Rasool led the J & K team in Ranji Trophy © IANS
Parvez Rasool led the J & K team in Ranji Trophy © IANS

Srinagar: Dec 10, 2014

Chief Minister of the northern Indian state Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, on Wednesday congratulated the state cricket team for its historic win over 40-time Ranji champions Mumbai in a Group A match here.

“Well done to the J&K cricket team, beat Mumbai at the Wankhede stadium,” Omar wrote on twitter.

Jammu and Kashmir Cricket team recorded its biggest win in first class cricket by defeating Mumbai by four wickets.

Omar’s followers on the social networking site had differing views on the hill state’s victory over Mumbai.

“Well; they had already beaten Mumbai in election Turnout. Aba ye bhi (now this too)!!” wrote Yashwant Deshmukh.

Deshmukh was responding to Rahul Pandey who termed the result as “crazy day”.

“Crazy day! Jammu and Kashmir beat Mumbai in Ranji,” Pandey had commented on the biggest upset in domestic cricket.

Rit Chandra, another follower of the Chief Minister, highlighted the statistical side of the result that is sure going to lead to calls for more focus on the game in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Mumbai have lost for only the 23rd time in 465 games in 81 years of the Ranji Trophy! J&K just the 12th team to beat Mumbai,” Chandra said.