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Sep 01, 2012 at 08:38am IST

Getting a degree Unmukt Chand's top focus

New Delhi: There is relief for Indian cricket's rising star Unmukt Chand. The captain of the Under-19 World Cup winning team is through to the second year of his BA Pass course programme at the St Stephens College with a little help from the government.

After a long and protracted tug-of-war with his college, Unmukt has now be allowed to move to the second year of college.

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"Unmukt has been allowed to move to second year and allowed to attempt to clear his exams during the course of the third and fourth semesters," Delhi University Vice Chancellor said.

While the young cricketer will be thankful for the timely intervention of the HRD ministry and the Sports Ministry, Unmukt will now have to walk the tightrope carefully, as he tries to juggle his academics and cricket career - a fact that is not lost upon the youngster.

It's the road ahead that will provide him with the sternest test. While providing himself a degree is on top of his agenda now, Unmukt knows the country will be watching every move he makes, be it inside the hallowed portals of Stephens, or in pursuit of the India cap.