Cabinet minister I K Jadeja confirmed that the government will be giving Rs five lakh award to the both the cricketers from Vadodara.
The announcement of the award from the state government comes after the state unit of the Congress party hit out at the government for 'ignoring' the spectacular performance of the Vadodara duo.
The step by the Gujarat government comes only after Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi announced cash awards for the players hailing from their state.
On Tuesday, Gujarat Cricket Assocation (GCA) also announced that it will felicitate all members of the victorious Twenty20 team on the sidelines of the NKP Salve Challenger Series which will be held next month at the Sardar Patel stadium at Motera near Ahmedabad.
Earlier in the day, the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) also announced a cash reward of Rs 11 lakh to each member of the cricket team.
"Both Irfan and Yusuf had played an important role in the historic win of India over arch rivals Pakistan in the final of the Twenty20 world cup", BCA vice-president Sanjay Patel had said while announcing the award.