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ONGC offers under-19 team captain Unmukt a job

September 04, 2012 18:54 IST

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has offered a job to Unmukt Chand, captain of Under-19 World Cup-winning team.

"We have today felicitated the star cricketer and decided to make a job offer," ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Sudhir Vasudeva said.

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ONGC has traditionally offered jobs to Indian cricketers. Batsman Virendra Sehwag, pacer Ashish Nehra and Under-19 World Cup-winning captain Mohammad Kaif were on its rolls previously.

Currently, explosive batsman Virat Kohli and stylish left-hander batsman Gautam Gambhir are employees of ONGC. Other cricketers on ONGC rolls include Charanjit Singh, Gagan Khoda, Amit Bhandari, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma.

Vasudeva said Unmukt is already under scholarship with ONGC and the company felicitated him on Tuesday with a purse of Rs 300,000.

Kamal Passi, another star contributor in India's Under-19 World Cup triumph, was also felicitated and presented Rs 200,000, in absentia.

He is also under scholarship with ONGC.

Thanking ONGC for the support extended to him for the last year, Unmukt said it was self-belief, communication among the team members and controlled aggression that helped India win the World Cup.

"I welcome Unmukt in the ONGC family┬ů ONGC will be always there behind all his endeavours," Vasudeva added.

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