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Memoirs of Unmukt, a book now

Barely 20, cricketer Unmukt Chand has already done enough on the cricket field since he picked up the willow for the first time 14 years ago.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2013 18:15 IST

Barely 20, cricketer Unmukt Chand has already done enough on the cricket field since he picked up the willow for the first time 14 years ago.


The promising young Turk has now written a book that encapsulates India’s triumph at the 2012 Under-19 World Cup last year. The Delhi boy recently launched his book, titled, The Sky is the Limit, in the presence of former India cricketers Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar. “I have always had this habit of writing diaries. I asked my uncle and he told me, ‘why not write a book now’,” says Chand.

Dravid was seen praising the young cricketer at the event. “My advice to him is keep focussed. I saw him train at the camp at NCA before the Indian team left for the World Cup (at Townsville, Australia),” he said.

According to Chand, right from the beginning, his team always believed that it could win the World Cup, and that belief played a big role in the triumphant campaign. “Our aim was to bring the World Cup back to India,” he said.

As captain of the side, Chand led by example as he scored a century in the title clash against Australia to guide his team to victory.
Son of a teacher, he began playing cricket at the age of six. Encouraged by his father and his uncle, Chand climbed the ranks until he won a spot in the Delhi team.