By the time Unmukt Chand hit host and defending champions Australia out of the ground several times to notch up an unbeaten 111 and help India win the Under-19 World Cup 2012, it was expected of the 19-year-old. He has fed that expectation with some stellar performances and particularly with mature captaincy that stood out. Indian selectors will be dialing a Delhi number very soon.
More than once it has been said - Unmukt on field is reminiscent of a young Virat Kohli leading his Under 19 team to a World Cup victory in 2008.
Like Virat, Unmukt is a Delhi player and is, in fact, not just friends with Team India's swashbuckler, but also looks up to him for advice. Unmukt is the quintessential Gen Next cricketer - he is suave, talented and oozing with confidence. And yet, he's different. In an SMS world, he pens his thoughts in a diary.