India’s World Cup Winning U-19 captain Unmukt Chand has revealed that he has suffered a gruesome eye injury he suffered during a match and thanked god for being saved from possible disaster. Chand, who won the 2012 U-19 World Cup in Australia, was touted to become the next big star in Indian cricket but things didn’t go according to plan for him.
Unmukt Chand decided to retire from Indian cricket in 2021 and decided to move to the USA after signing a three-year deal with Major League cricket. He also became the first Indian cricketer to feature in Australia’s Big Bash League as he made his debut for the Melbourne Renegades earlier this year.
However, on Saturday, Unmukt Chand suffered a gruesome eye injury and revealed the extent of the injury on Twitter. In a tweet, the former U-19 India captain said that it’s never a smooth journey when you’re an athlete. He further went on to comment that he is glad to have survived a possible disaster and said that he is grateful to god.
In his tweet, Unmukt Chand, “It’s never a smooth ride for an athlete. Some days you come home victorious, other days disappointed & there are some when you come home with bruises and dents. Grateful to God to have survived a possible disaster. Play hard but be safe. It’s a thin line. Thanku for the good wishes”.
It’s never a smooth ride for an athlete. Some days you come home victorious, other days disappointed&there are some when you come home with bruises and dents.Grateful to God to have survived a possible disaster. Play hard but be safe. It’s a thin line.
Thanku for the good wishes pic.twitter.com/HfW80lxG1c
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) October 1, 2022
Unmukt Chand, while speaking to Hindustan Times, had shared up on his decision to move to the US and said that he was happy to have made the call to shift base.
Former cricketer explained, “For two years I was being sidelined by the Delhi selectors. I was really frustrated and could not understand why DDCA was not giving me chance. So, I shifted to Uttarakhand for a season. An injury hurt my cricket during that time. I was gutted, and when I got an offer from USA Cricket to play in the US, I (decided on) starting my career afresh. I’m very happy with the decision I made. It will be great to play in the BBL. I won’t be able to play in any other T20 league as I just get two months off from USA Cricket in a season.”