‘Feels more like a vacation’ – Unmukt Chand shares cryptic tweet after constant exclusion from Melbourne Renegades playing XI

Chand is yet to get a chance in the playing XI and he doesn’t seem amuse with the same.

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Unmukt Chand. (Photo Source: Twitter)
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Unmukt Chand has shared a cryptic post on Twitter after being constantly left out of Melbourne Renegades’ line-up in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22. Chand, who led India to the Under-19 World Cup triumph in 2012, became the first Indian to earn a BBL contract for the men’s tournament. Melbourne Renegades signed him ahead of the season and was looking forward for make a mark in the Australian competition.

However, Chand is yet to get a chance in the playing XI and he doesn’t seem amuse with the same. Notably, teams can name as many as three overseas players in their playing XI. The Renegades, however, have entrusted their local talents instead of filling the overseas spots. In fact, left-arm spinner Zahir Khan was Renegades’ only overseas player in the lineup for the recently-concluded game against Sydney Sixers.

Umukt Chand frustrated after constant exclusion?

After being left out of the playing XI yet again, Chand took to Twitter and made a controversial tweet. “Feels more like a vacation. Thanks Melbourne!!” he tweeted. Twitterati felt Unmukt is frustrated after being left out once again and hurled a taunt towards the team management. Owing to the same, the comment section got flooded in no time.

Notably, Chand announced retirement from Indian cricket last year and moved to USA to pursue his dreams. Owing to the same, he was eligible to play in the BBL. Unlike the present day scenario, Chand looked pretty excited ahead of the competition.

“I’ve loved watching the Big Bash and players around the world coming in. It’s a great platform and I always wanted to play there. I’m really looking forward in the coming years that I can make a name for myself and hopefully win championships for the teams I play for,” Chand said ahead of the competition.

It must be noted that Chand is a top-order batter and Melbourne Renegades are spoiled for choices in that position. Jake Fraser, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh and skipper Nic Maddinson have been occupying the top four places in the line-up. Hence, it remains to be interesting to see whether Chand receives an opportunity or not.