Skipper saw it coming

“I can feel the Cup in my hands” -- this was Unmukt Chand’s BBM status a good 72 hours before he led India to their third Under-19 cricket World Cup trophy in Townsville on Sunday.

Chand smashed an unbeaten 111 as India chased down a challenging 226-run target against defending champions Australia in the final to win their third title
But much before he actually did the magic for his team, Chand had the feeling that the trophy would come India’s way.

“‘ICC under-19 World Cup nothing else matters and I can feel the Cup in my hands’. This was his Blackberry Messenger status for the past three days,” his father Bharat Chand Thakur said.

“They should be groomed further and should not be allowed to go haywire,” he said when asked about how he looks at the future of his son and the other under-19 players after the big triumph.

Talking about Unmukt, Thakur said the young batsman is a firm believer in god and that helps his game as well.

“He has faith in god and his team-mates and this has helped him,” he said.

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