Former U19 skipper Unmukt Chand retires from Indian cricket

Reports suggest that Unmukt Chand might shift base to the USA to realise his dream of playing international cricket.

Unmukt Chand
Unmukt Chand

Former U19 World Cup-winning captain Unmukt Chand has retired from cricket. Chand has hung his boots in Indian cricket and will be open to playing foreign leagues. The former skipper took to Twitter to share the news with a long letter for his supporters.

Unmukt led the India U19 team to a World Cup victory in 2012 and become an India A regular soon after his heroics in the final of the world cup. He also took over as India A captain and kept the top job till 2015. Chand made it to the 30-member squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and the 2014 T20 World Cup on the back of some impressive performances but couldn’t earn an India call-up.

Unmukt Chand to head to USA – Reports

Unmukt Chand
Unmukt Chand

Off late, the United States of America has been trying hard to establish itself in the world of cricket. In a bid to do the same, they have been recruiting overseas players. Unmukt Chand was earlier reported to be pondering a career in the States. While the young batsman had denied of any plans of shifting base, a retirement now does point in that direction.

Chand had started his domestic career with Delhi in 2010 and went on to play for the team for 8 seasons. Chand, who also captained his state team, was dropped from the side in 2017 and became an irregular member of the team after that. He moved to Uttarakhand in 2019 but the move didn’t work and he moved back to Delhi. Chand finishes his ‘Indian cricket’ career with 3379 runs in first-class cricket, 4505 runs in List A cricket and 1565 runs in T20s.

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