Unmukt Chand, the captain of India’s U-19 World Cup-winning team in 2012, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday at the age of 28. Unmukt poured his heart out in a series of tweets before opting to hang up his boots
Unmukt, like his U19 predecessor Virat Kohli, was tipped to be the next big thing in Indian cricket. He played 67 first-class games and scored 3379 runs at an average of 31.57. The right-hander failed to live up to his enormous skill, despite scoring a century against Australia in the 2012 U19 World Cup final.
Unmukt was a fixture in the India A teams between 2013 and 2015, however, a lack of runs prevented him from progressing to the next level. In the IPL, he played for the Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals, and Mumbai Indians, but with little success.
When he was dropped from the Delhi Vijay Hazare Trophy squad in 2016, his promising career came to an end. In 2019-20, he relocated to Uttarakhand but failed to make an impression.
Unmukt also hinted that he would be interested in playing cricket abroad in another tweet.
He was withdrawn from the Vijay Hazare Trophy 50-over team in 2016. He was released by the Mumbai Indians due to a lack of playing time, however he was not re-signed in the next IPL auction. Chand described this period as the lowest moment of his life in an interview with ESPNcricinfo.
WHAT NEXT STEP FOR HIM IN CRICKET.
Unmukt Chand is Joining Minor League Cricket in the USA after retirement. He informed through his Twitter handle. let’s look