Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, today lauded the state cricket team for reaching the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal this season, saying that the performance of Parveez Rasool and Co. was something to feel proud of.
"J&K did an amazing job under their skipper Parvez Rasool to reach the quarters of the RanjiTrophy. You made us proud guys, well done," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.com.
Jammu and Kashmir qualified for the knockout stages of the elite domestic cricket tournament after a gap of more than 10 years.
The state team, which last qualified for the knockout stages in 2001-02 season, notched up four outright wins in the group stages to pip Goa by .001 points on net run rate for a berth in the quarterfinal.
Perennial whipping boys of the domestic cricket before the start of this season, Jammu and Kashmir lost to Punjab by 100 runs at Vadodara yesterday but the game was evenly poised for first three days before a burst from VRV Singh put an end to the fairy tale run.