Unmukt Chand has announced his retirement from Indian cricket. On Twitter, the former captain of the Under-19 Indian team has decided to no longer ply his trade in India. He said that he will look for “better opportunities around the world.”
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) August 13, 2021
He posted a note saying that it will be hard for him not to represent his nation and stated that he has been honest to his game with all the work and determination he has put in but things have not panned as they should have been which forced him to make this very hard life-changing decision.
He further stated that while there will be a part of him that will not be happy with how things turned out but he is looking forward to seeking new opportunities around the world and will leave with fond memories of Indian Cricket. He will likely play cricket in the United States
The 28-year-old cricketer was the captain of the victorious U-19 India Squad which won the World Cup in 2012, and in fact, scored an unbeaten 111*in the final to beat Australia, but success eluded him after that world cup unlike other U-19 winning Indian captains like Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw or Mohammad Kaif. He did not debut for his national team in any format. His IPL stints at Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals were also pretty mediocre.
He scored 3379 runs at an average of 31.57 in First-Class cricket. In List A Cricket, his record was 4505 runs at an average of 41.33. In T20 cricket, he scored 1565 runs at an average of 22.35.