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Unmukt Chand- All you need to know about former India U-19 World Cup winning captain

Unmukt Chand announced on Friday that he won't play in India anymore and will seek opportunities elsewhere.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 13 August 2021 6:31 pm

Unmukt Chand

You all remember Unmukt Chand? Of course, you do, if you have been following cricket for a while. If not, let me tell you. He was one of the finest batting talents in the Indian U-19 team in 2012. Actually, he used to make headlines even before that. He captained the Indian U-19 team in 2012 and led the team to World Cup triumph in Australia.

He was being reckoned as India’s next Virat Kohli as he hailed from Delhi as well, like the current Team India skipper. He was in sensational form in the U-19 World Cup where he scored three consecutive centuries, including an unbeaten 111 against Australia in the final. But, things changed for him in 2016 when he was dropped from Delhi’s team. And now in the latest turn of events, the 28-year-old has announced his retirement from Indian cricket. He may opt to play for a foreign nation, as he wrote in his retirement letter.

Let’s move on from this and try to know everything about him:

About

Name: Unmukt Bharat Thakur Chand

Born: March 26, 1993

Hails from: Delhi

Role: Top-order batter (Right-handed batsman)

Teams played for: Delhi, Uttarakhand, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals

Debut and Last Matches played

First Class Debut (for Delhi): November 17-20, 2010 vs Gujarat

Last Played (for Uttarakhand): January 27-30, 2020 vs Haryana

List A Debut (for Delhi): February 10, 2010, vs J&K

Last Played (for Dehradun): October 13, 2019, vs Sikkim

T20 Debut (for Delhi): March 14, 2010, vs Assam

Last Played (for Delhi): March 11, 2019, vs UP

IPL Debut (for Delhi Daredevils): April 10, 2011, vs Mumbai Indians

Last Played (Mumbai Indians): May 13, 2016, vs Punjab Kings

Batting Stats
Format Matches Innings Runs Average SR 100/50
First Class 67 113 3379 31.57 51.40 8/16
List A 120 119 4505 41.33 75.15 7/32
T20 77 75 1565 22.35 116.09 3/5
IPL 21 20 300 15 100 0/1
Achievements

U-19 World Cup

Tri-series win for India A

Three T20 centuries

Match 75

Pro Kabaddi League

1st Half

Bengal Warriors 13

Jaipur Pink Panthers 11

Match 76

Pro Kabaddi League

Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi K.C.

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Match 75

Pro Kabaddi League

1st Half

Bengal Warriors 13

Jaipur Pink Panthers 11

Match 77

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Haryana Steelers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants

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