Unmukt Chand: World Cup winning U19 India captain Unmukt Chand announced his retirement. Cricket News – Times of India

Mumbai: Unmukt Chandwho led India Under-19 World Cup Won the title but struggling to replicate his success at the senior level, announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Friday.
Chand, 28, announced the decision on social media with a series of tweets and a long note along with some of his memorable videos.
In all likelihood, Chand will play in a T20 league in the United States of America like his Under-19 World Cup winning teammate Smit Patel.
To compete there, he needed to announce his retirement as BCCI does not allow its registered players to compete in foreign T20 leagues.

Chand wrote, “Although a part of me is not at peace with the way things have unfolded over the years, still I live up to the expectations and with fond memories say goodbye to BCCI and better the world over.” I look for opportunities.” long note.
Chand, a right-handed batsman and off-break bowler who led India to victory in the 2012 Under-19 World Cup, soon became a household name in the country.
Chand was the ‘Man of the Match’ in the final, as his unbeaten 111 shaped India’s victory.

“Cricket is a universal sport and even though the means may change, the end goal is still the same – to play” Cricket At the highest level,” the former Under-19 captain further wrote.
He also thanked the BCCI and described winning the Under-19 World Cup as the biggest moment of his life.
“Many thanks to BCCI for giving cricketers like me a platform to express and showcase their skills through so many camps, age groups and senior board tournaments. IPL.

“Personally, there have been some great moments in my cricketing journey in India. Winning the Under-19 World Cup for India is one of the biggest moments of my life.
“It was a special feeling to lift the cup as captain and bring smiles to so many Indians across the world. I can never forget that feeling. Also, leading India A on several occasions and winning various bilateral and tri-series , are etched in my memory forever,” Chand further wrote in the note.
After his Under-19 exploits, former Australia captain Ian Chappell wrote in one of his columns that he should be included in the Indian team.

For Chand, things happened at a break-neck pace as he landed a big television commercial alongside the greats MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
The Delhi-born top-order batsman wrote his World Cup memoir, something that made even former India captain Rahul Dravid happy.
But there were many such occasions in his life, which the former cricketers did not like.
He once took a break from India A camp to attend a talk show seminar of a private channel, which prompted former World Cup winning India captain Kapil Dev to criticize him on stage.
Dev’s teammate and former chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil wanted him to be sent to Zimbabwe in 2015, but he somehow missed the bus.
Chand, who played for Delhi and later captained Uttarakhand, was given chances for India A and Delhi, but could not crack the red-ball code despite a memorable 151 on the seaming track against Railways, when he was just now. He was also a student of Modern School, Barakhamba.
Chand played 67 first-class matches, scoring 3,379 runs, including eight centuries and 16 fifties. However, he never had a break-through in a Ranji or IPL season to take him to the next level.


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