Under-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand blows the frustration of keeping him benched throughout the season of Big Bash League.
Former Indian cricketer Unmukt Chand was selected by BBL franchise – Melbourne Renegades, becoming the first Indian men’s player to get in contract with a BBL team. Chand is said to be eligible to play for United States by 2024 and has already started playing ‘Minor League.’ Captaining the team of Silicon Valley to the victory, Unmukt has played 77 T20s after making his debut in 2010.
Unmukt seemed happy when he signed the contract for Melbourne Renegades, quoting that playing Big Bash League with players all over the world can give him an opportunity to make a name for himself with the motive to win the championship.
“I’ve loved watching the Big Bash and players around the world coming in. I can make a name for myself and hopefully win championships for the teams I play for,” Unmukt Chand quoted while signing the deal with Melbourne Renegades as posted by the team’s official Twitter account.
Big Bash League season 11 has faced a lot of disturbance by the COVID-19 cases, and despite losing 7 games out 11, Melbourne Renegades failed to give an opportunity to the 28-year-old Indian.
Unmukt Chand revealed his frustrated phase when lack of opportunities in domestic cricket leagues, including Indian Premier League (IPL) made him choose United States as a platform to continue his passion for cricket. And yet again gets frustrated with the lack of opportunities by Melbourne Renegades.
Feels more like a vacation. Thanks Melbourne!! 🙏
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) January 11, 2022