Unmukt Chand retires from Indian cricket at the age of 28


India’s 2012 Under-19 World Cup-winning captain to “seek better opportunities around the world”

Unmukt Chand, India’s 2012 Under-19 World Cup-winning captain, has left Indian cricket at the age of 28. In a note posted on his Twitter account, Chand said he had decided to “bid adieu to the BCCI and seek better opportunities around the world”.
After his heroics at the Under-19 level – he scored 111 not out in that 2012 final against Australia to win the player-of-the-match award – Chand was marked for success at the higher level too, but he couldn’t make the grade, never representing India at the international level.

“I don’t know how I should be feeling cause honestly I am still figuring it out,” he wrote. “The very thought of not being able to represent my country again literally stops my heartbeat for a while.

“Personally there have been quite a few glorious moments in my cricketing journey in India. Winning the U-19 World cup for India is one of the biggest moments of my life. It was a special feeling to lift the cup as a captain and bring smiles to so many Indians across the world. I can never forget that feeling. Also, leading India A on numerous occasions and winning various bilateral and tri-series are etched in my memory forever.”

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