Black and white for me but no black for mum: Unmukt Chand to NDTV

Meditation keeps him calm and he is not superstitious, but mother's goodluck charms have worked wonders, reveals rising star of Indian cricket.

updated: February 06, 2013 11:58 IST
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New Delhi: Unmukt Chand became the cynosure of all eyes after leading India to the under-19 World Cup victory in Townsville, Australia in August 2012. Not only did he hit a century in the pressure-packed final against the hosts but demonstrated immense composure at a time when India were reeling at 97 for four. All that and more were visible when the 19-year-old turned up to endorse a gizmo at a posh New Delhi hotel on Tuesday. Of course, everyone wanted a piece of him but spoke to the all-rounder, exclusively. The rising star of Indian cricket revealed his cricketing dreams and much more. Excerpts.

On his ambition to make it to Team India: Obviously I want that to happen as early as possible. May be a year or two but right now I am focused on whatever cricket I get to play for Delhi and in the Indian Premier League.

On Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni: I met Dhoni in one of the awards ceremony (Castrol Cricketer of the Year awards 2012). He is a very humble guy, extremely calm and composed. MS likes to live in the present and never frets over what has passed and what could happen. He also handles media pressures extremely well. As a youngster, I found Dhoni easily accessible and one can speak his heart out to him.

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