BCCI Video Analyst Sunit Chhetri From Assam Impacting Indian Cricket
He has participated in 183 games so far as a video analyst for the Indian Board of Control for Cricket.
GUWAHATI: In modern cricket, a video analyst plays a crucial role. With the help of video analysts, cricket players can learn from their mistakes and develop strategies for beating the opposition.
Sunit Chhetri from Silchar is one such person. He also operates in the background, much like the other video analysts. Sunit, 34, has been succeeding one after another from behind the scenes, though.
He recently finished his 183-match stint as a video analyst for the Indian Board of Control for Cricket. Every Ranji squad, starting with the national team, has a video analyst. Video analysts even collaborate with young teams from various states.
Despite this, there is little discussion about video analysts. Consider Sunit, who has provided video analysis for the Indian Board of Control for Cricket in approximately 200 games. He continues to go unnoticed.
But if a cricketer from Silchar had participated in so many games at the national level, everyone would be talking about his name. Despite their excellent work, video analysts like Sunit continue to operate in the shadows.
Nonetheless, their success is evident. Sunit began his professional career as a cricket player, much like the other lads. He wanted to play for the state squad. Along with maintaining the wicket, Sunit's batting was also excellent.
During the 2004–2005 season, he played for the district's Under-19 squad. Also, he has performed at well-known clubs in Silchar. However, he suffered a ligament injury while competing in a first division game. He had to avoid the field for six months as a result.
And that marked his career's turning point. Sunit did not want to give up cricket after leaving the field.
January 15, 2012, marked the largest turning point in his professional life. Sunit was informed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India was holding a test for video analysts by Babul Hore, the Silchar District Sports Association's then secretary.
He therefore submitted Sunit's name for the East Zone video analyst test. The exam was taken by 168 applicants in total. Sunit took first place in that exam with a score of 96 percent.
In 2012, Sunit received his first BCCI assignment. It was the Vinu Makar Under-19 Trophy. The event took place in Tinsukia. This is Sunit's first time working as a video analyst.
He has spent the previous two years serving as a video analyst for the Assam Under-23 squad. He has participated in 183 games so far as a video analyst for the Indian Board of Control for Cricket.
These competitions include the Cooch Behar Trophy, the Mushtaq Ali T20, the CK Naidu Trophy, the Under 25 State ODIs, the Vinu Makar Trophy, the Vijay Merchant Trophy, the Senior Women's ODIs, the Senior Women's T20s, the Women's Under 23 and Under 19 Cricket, and the Women's Zonal Cricket fixtures.
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