Unmukt Chand is the captain of the 2012 U-19 World Cup-winning Indian team. He has now announced his retirement from Indian cricket at the age of 28. Unmukt’s rise to fame came after the final in 2012. He completed a century against Australia in the 2012 final match, as he scored 111 runs and remained not out.
However, he was unable to establish himself at a higher level. For instance, he had played IPL matches. Although, he didn’t make an impact while playing for Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. As a result, he never represented India internationally.
On to The Next Innings of My Life: Unmukt Chand
Unmukt took to Twitter and announced his retirement with a series consisting of four tweets. Before that, Unmukt in conversation with a media house says, “It’s a tough one for someone like me, who has always dreamed of playing for the country. And most of it very emotional one as well and obviously, having played every other cricket, except for the senior team, I think it was a very painful call. But then the last few years have not been very kind to me in terms of facing a lot of association politics among other things. I’ve not been able to play a lot of cricket because of such things and that is why I arrived at this decision, to play some good cricket here in the US. I’d finally like to thank the BCCI for their support over the years in making me the cricketer I am today.”
The 28-year-old former Indian cricketer tweets, ‘Cricket is a universal game and even though the means might change, the end goal is still the same – to play cricket at the highest level. I feel eternally blessed to have such a genuine family. Thank you everyone.’