MS Dhoni backs Unmukt Chand over legal fight with St Stephens College

Skipper MS Dhoni during a team training session ahead of India’s second Test against New Zealand at Bangalore PTI

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Aug 30, 2012

India captain MS Dhoni on Thursday backed Unmukt Chand over his legal fight with a top New Delhi college, after media reports suggested that the Under 19 captain was denied permission for appearing in BA first year exams.

Dhoni wrote on Twitter, “Marks for sports takes back seat attendance for now takes centrestage.this shows how much importance sports has in INDIA.sad to hear.”

Chand, who led India to their third Under 19 cricket World Cup win few days ago, is engrossed in a legal battle with New Delhi s prestigious St. Stephens college, having been denied to appear for his first year BA examinations.

Unmukt, who played a crucial knock of 111 not out in the tense final against Australia last Sunday to lead India to glory, is not being allowed to appear for the exams because of poor attendance record.