New Delhi. Unmukt Chand had won the Under-19 World Cup to India 9 years ago under his captaincy. He became the star of Indian cricket overnight. He was considered the future of India. But the faster this batsman came into the limelight, the faster he went into oblivion. In the last 1 year, Unmukt was struggling to get a chance in domestic cricket as well. Tired of this, he retired from Indian cricket at the age of 28 and traveled to America to play cricket and stole victory in his very first tournament.
Unmukt made the Silicon Valley Strikers the champions of the Minor League Cricket tournament under his captaincy.
Unmukt’s team Silicon Valley was up against the New Jersey Stallions in the final. After winning the toss, New Jersey decided to bat first. The team added 44 runs in the first 5 overs itself. After this, Dominic Ricky and Sai Mukkamala added 60 runs for the second wicket and put the team in a strong position. However, Kulwinder Singh and Saurabh Netravalkar took 4 wickets in 4 overs to get Silicon Valley back in the match and New Jersey could only score 140 runs in 20 overs.
Unmukt’s team became the champion of MLC
In response, Unmukt and Rahul Jariwala made a great start for the strikers. Both added 49 runs in the first 5 overs. However, after this the strikers quickly lost 3 wickets. At one point the team’s score was 53 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. After this, former West Indies batsman Narsingh Devnarayan made the team the champion of the Minor Cricket League by playing an innings of 52 runs in 43 balls. Silicon Strikers received $ 1,25,000 thousand as prize money. This is the biggest prize money in American cricket history.
Unmukt Chand leading from the front, that’s another Minor League cricket half century
— Minor League Cricket (@MiLCricket) October 2, 2021
Unmukt batted brilliantly in MLC
Unmukt shared some pictures related to this victory on his Twitter account. He wrote that where I am from, it was good to reach there again. There is no question of stopping from here. Ever since Unmukt went to play in America, he has been in excellent form. He was the highest run-scorer in the first season of the minor league cricket tournament. He scored 591 runs in 15 matches at an average of over 53. It was because of Unmukt that the Silicon Valley Strikers reached the finals. He scored a century in the semi-final against the Golden State Grizzlies.
Unmukt made a grand debut in America
With this title, Unmukt has made a great start to his cricketer career in America and is expected to continue this form. If he stays in America for 3 years, then he will get the eligibility to play cricket for this country. Unmukt has signed a 3-year contract with Major League Cricket.
Unmukt Chand has played a lot of cricket in India. This batsman scored 3379 runs in 67 first-class matches at an average of 31.57, in which his bat scored a total of 8 centuries. Unmukt Chand scored 4505 runs at an average of 41.33 in List A cricket