Fast bowler RP Singh, who played a major role in ensuring Gujarat clinch their maiden Ranji Trophy title was seen snatching the phone from a fan and throwing it away. A few youngsters, who had come to the Holkar Stadium to see the match, requested a photo with the cricketer, while he was fielding at the boundary. Though the reason for RP Singh s anger was unknown, such acts of arrogance are completely uncalled for and leave a bad taste. Especially, if it is from a renowned Indian cricketer, who has appeared in 14 Tests, 58 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 10 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

RP Singh finished with 4 wickets in the Ranji Trophy final 2 in the first innings and 2 in the second as Gujarat, courtesy a brilliant ton from skipper Parthiv Patel won the side the Ranji Trophy final by 5 wickets. This was Gujarat s first ever title win. Earlier, in the final, he also completed 300 First-Class wickets. His teammate Manpreet Juneja had heaped praise on the bowler, calling him a great guide to all players. He has been magnificent. In fact, he has been leading from the front. Rush [Kalaria] has been doing a great job as well. The thing with having a person like RP in the team is that it is very good the youngsters, as they get good guidance as to they can adapt to the situations and on different wickets.

He added, He is always there on the mid-on or mid-off guiding the bowlers. He has done a terrific job for us and our young bowlers especially.

Gujarat will now take on Rest of India (ROI) in the Irani Cup, which is scheduled to begin from January 20. Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will lead that side and it will also mark the return of wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha back to competitive cricket. Saha was injured during India s Test series against England and has not played any sort of cricket since.