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Unmukt Chand was born on 26 March 1993 in Delhi. He traces his
roots to Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. The promising cricketer, who led
the India Under-19 team to World Cup victory in Australia in August
2012, has also captained the India A one-day team. Apart from
representing India A, Unmukt is also part of India Under-23, North
Zone, Delhi, and Delhi Daredevils teams. At age seventeen, he was
the youngest to play the Indian Premier League. The prolific batsman
also led the India U-19 side to victory in the Asia Cup (2012), and
two U-19 quadrangular series (2011 and 2012).
Among the prominent awards that have come his way in his
cricketing career are the Castrol Best Junior Cricketer of the Year
2011-2012, and the CEAT Indian Youngster of the Year 2012.
Unmukt is an avid reader and maintains a regular diary and, much
like he collects his runs, is forever adding to his English vocabulary.
He is presently doing his undergraduation at St. Stephen’s College,