Unmukt Chand has been in and out the news after failing to impress on his debut for the Big Bash League franchise Melbourne Renegades. Even, his tweet which read, "Feels more like a vacation. Thanks Melbourne!" had also gone viral with netizens making fun of the India's 2012 U19 World Cup-winning captain for his attitude. However, shutting down these negative comments, Unmukt Chand had a memorable outing in his second outing for Melbourne Renegades.
Unmukt showcased his class with impressive power hitting against Sydney Thunder in the ongoing BBL. He smashed 29 runs off 22 balls that included one four and two sixes. Chand opened his account with a magnificent pull shot behind the wicket for a six and proved to be an able ally to captain Aaron Finch, who scored 82 runs off 64 balls.
After the impressive game, Chand went on to mention that he was "grateful" as his dream came true of playing at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
He tweeted ,"It's been a dream come true 2 play at the @MCG. Felt a childlike energy entering the G. Not the result we wanted, nonetheless, a gud outing. Hopefully can take a lot of +ves frm this & apply on my nxt & coming adventures. Feels good 2 be back on the big stage. @BBL @RenegadesBBL."
Check out Unmukt's highlights here:
It’s been a dream come true 2 play at the @MCG. Felt a childlike energy entering the G. Not the result we wanted, nonetheless, a gud outing. Hopefully can take a lot of +ves frm this & apply on my nxt & coming adventures. Feels good 2 be back on the big stage. @BBL @RenegadesBBL pic.twitter.com/FHLEjKGXyu
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) January 19, 2022
Unfortunately, despite the wonderful efforts of Aaron Finch and Unmukt Chand, Renegades ended up one run short of the 170-run target against Sydney Thunder. Earlier, Thunder rode on openers Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales' brilliance to post a competitive score. Cameron Boyce was the pick of the bowlers for Renegades as he claimed an impressive five-wicket haul.
Speaking of Chand, he called time on his playing career in India last year. He represented three IPL franchises - Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, and Rajasthan Royals - and had a domestic career spanning more than a decade, including 67 first-class matches.