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From bat to pen

Unmukt Chand, 20 — whose unbeaten 111 knock as the skipper of U-19 Indian cricket team against Australia on August 26, 2012, at Townsville led to the glorious victory of the team at the world cup — has decided to pen his entire cricket journey.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 26, 2013 09:17 IST
Mehakdeep Grewal

Unmukt Chand, 20 — whose unbeaten 111 knock as the skipper of U-19 Indian cricket team against Australia on August 26, 2012, at Townsville led to the glorious victory of the team at the world cup — has decided to pen his entire cricket journey.


The captain of the U-19 world cup cricket team, who was in Jalandhar to “buy more bats”, shares, “I had thought of writing a book three months before the world cup kicked off, since I was sure we would win the cup. The book has excerpts from my diary. It starts from the time when 30 players were selected for the cup, and for the first time they met at NCA stadium. How 15 of us played other tournaments before going on for the world cup and my journey that I had earlier penned in my diary is what the book will be about. The book is almost complete; it will be available on stands very soon.”

The Delhi boy, who is playing in the India domestic league for Delhi Daredevils this season, is also active on Twitter under the handle name UC. Recalling one of the infamous ‘Sir Jadeja’ tweets, he quips, “When Jadeja gets to hit a boundary, fences come close instead of ball flying off to the boundary.”

Ask him about his favourite book and he says, “The autobiography of tennis star Andre Agassi.”

The cricketer is also a self-confessed shopaholic, says he, “If you leave me alone in the mall for four hours, I won’t get bored! These days, my new found interest is semi-casual blazers.” Defining his style further, he adds, “Anything that makes me feel good. Also, one needs confidence to look good. If you’re confident, you can pull off anything.”

At present, the captain is busy preparing for his exams, being a student of St Stephen’s College, Delhi.