Comparing one player with another has always been a tradition in cricket.
Whether it is the comparison of Sehwag with ShikharDhawan or Sachin with ViratKohli, it seems like a never ending thing.
Now the new contenders in the nation now seems to be Unmukt Chand and ViratKohli.
What made the world compare these two is there intelligent game as well as the similarities of their career.
Let’s have a look at some of things that make Unmukt Chand a promising candidate to be compared with the great ViratKohli:
- Both have led U—19 Team to a world cup victory
In the year 2008, ViratKohli led the U-19 cricket team to a world cup win. After 4 years in 2012, Unmukt Chand did just the same.
- Both have played domestic cricket from Delhi
Unmukt and Virat both have not just played domestic cricket from Delhi, but they have also made quite an impressive remark in the same.
- Their benchmark innings came at the same age
In December 2006, ViratKohli was 17 and Delhi was playing against Karnatka, his father died and he still went on to play the innings next morning and helped Delhi in winning. In December 2010, Unmukt Chand at the age of 17 beat the odds against Railways on a cold windy day and made 151 to help his team in winning.
- Appreciation in IPL
After world cup, both these players were praise very well by their IPL franchises and they stood up to the expectations too.
- Both were burdened with expectations at an early age
Be it ViratKohli or Unmukt Chand, both were pressured a lot after they won World Cup. As a result, both struggled a bit in kick starting their career internationally.
While ViratKohli has earned a lot of fame ever since he came in international cricket, Unmukt Chand is yet to set a benchmark. What do you think, will he be able to stand up to the expectations?