Who is Unmukt Chand?

After guiding the Indian team to the Under-19 World Cup title, Captain Unmukt Chand has already put himself in the league of Virat Kohli and Mohammad Kaif. Leading from the front, Unmukt scored 111 runs to make sure he completed the mission that he was set on.

updated: August 26, 2012 13:40 IST
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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.

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