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Tips given by Sachin was very helpful for us: Unmukt Chand

Last updated on: August 29, 2012 21:35 IST

Tips given by Sachin was very helpful for us: Unmukt Chand

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India's triumphant under-19 World Cup captain Unmukt Chand on Wednesday said his team's interaction with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar helped the side to regain the coveted title Down Under. 

"Tips given by Sachin was very helpful for us. He had played far too many matches in Australia and gave tips on the kind of pitches you would get during the World Cup. He also shared his experiences of combating pressure. So it was very helpful for us," he told reporters ahead of Castrol Awards ceremony in Bangalore. 

Chand had hit an unbeaten 111 in the final  against Australia to help India clinch the under-19 World Cup title which the country had won earlier in 2000 and 2008. 


Image: Unmukt Chand of India waves to the crowd after scoring century during the match between Australia and India on day five of the U19 International Quad Series at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville on April 15, 2012
Photographs: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

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'Sehwag gives me a lot of useful batting tips'

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Chand said Sehwag also has been instrumental in boosting his confidence and the Delhi dasher has been giving useful batting tips which helped him improve his batting.

"I have played lot of matches alongside Sehwag for Delhi. He gives me a lot of useful batting tips. It builds my confidence," he said.

Chand also confessed that maintaining a diary has helped him to become a thinking captain. 

"I get to learn from my diary where I jot things good and bad which I cannot forget. I then try not to repeat bad things. Maintaining a diary helps," he said.


Image: Unmukt Chand of India waves to the crowd after scoring century during the match against Australia on day five of the U19 International Quad Series at Tony Ireland Stadium on April 15, 2012
Photographs: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images
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'Reading books helps building leadership qualities'

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Chand also said his habit of reading books has come handy in improving his leadership qualities and concentration on the game.

"I have passion for reading books and I had been doing it since my childhood. You get to know many things and happen to come across many views of the people. This helps building leadership qualities," he said.

Chand, who is also studying, said he was able to take some time for cricket and studies. 

"If there is time I play cricket, if it isn't I study. Hence I am able to balance cricket and studies well," he said.


Image: Unmukt Chand celebrates reaching his century during the 2012 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Final between Australia and India at Tony Ireland Stadium on August 26, 2012 in Townsville, Australia
Photographs: Matt Roberts/Getty Images
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