Ranji Trophy, India's premier tournament which was cancelled for the first time in 87 years in 2020, has been planned between December and March in the upcoming season.
Skipper Dinesh Karthik led by example and was judicious in his team selection, which led to 100 per cent success.
Dinesh Karthik says he wants to take Tamil Nadu cricket forward and develop talent while still hoping to play for India again.
Tamil Nadu defeated Baroda by seven wickets in the finals of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Sunday to win the title.
This was Tamil Nadu's second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy triumph, after winning their first title way back in 2006-07.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Arun Karthick says Dinesh Karthik's presence helped to play freely against Rajasthan
KB Arun Karthick made a stroke-filled 89 not out as Tamil Nadu beat Rajasthan in the semifinals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Friday.
The Tamil Nadu side with right blend of youth and experience under Dinesh Karthik, has hardly looked in any sort of trouble since their group stage encounters with dominating victories while chasing.
Put into bat at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Baroda posted a competitive 160 for 3 and then restricted Punjab to 135 for 8.
They also hold the edge against Friday's opposition, who possess Khaleel Ahmed, Aniket Choudhary, Ravi Bishnoi and Chandrapal Singh among others in their ranks.
The stint with CSK batting coach Michael Hussey in the UAE did a world of good in overcoming the rough phase, the 25-year-old said.
Until 14th over of the chase against Himachal, it looked like the last season’s runner-up would not make it to the semifinal with the required run rate touching 10.
Karun Nair and his men did not show any signs of improvement as they were dismissed for 87.
Unlike many teams that stick to set XI and not tweak much when the team is winning, coach D Vasu's wards tried different combinations according to their opponents in Kolkata.
Hooda had walked out of the team on the eve of domestic T20 tournament after a spat with captain Krunal Pandya.
“It was a fantastic show by the team. Without some key players we took one match at a time. But honestly I never thought we would win all the games in this manner.