Gujarat government, taking the first initiative in rewarding the players, declared Eklavya Award to the two Gujarat's sons - Yousuf Pathan and Munaf Patel who played a prominent roles in the world cup winning team.
The chief minister of the state, Narendra Modi, from his Twitter account, tweeted, "It's our proud privilege to honour the two Sons of Gujarat Yusuf Pathan & Munaf Patel with - Eklavya Award."
Eklavya Award is the highest sports award of the state which has been conferred to Yousuf and Munaf. While the all-rounder Yousuf is from Vadodara, Indian pacer Munaf is from Bharuch in central Gujarat.
Eklavya Award consists Rs 1 lakh, memento and certificate of honour. Meanwhile, Delhi government announced Rs 2 crore reward for Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rs 1 crore each to the Delhi boys - Virendra Sehwag, Gautan Ganbhir, Virat Kohli and Ashish Nehra.