Sakariya’s father passes away after battling with COVID-19

Indian domestic bowler and Rajasthan Royals’ left-arm fast bowler Chetan Sakariya’s father passed away after battling with COVID-19.

Chetan Sakariya's family

Rajasthan Royals’ left-arm fast bowler Chetan Sakariya has been a new find at the Indian domestic level. Following his good performance in domestic, he has impressed people during the first-leg of IPL 2021, after being picked by Rajasthan Royals.

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The young fast bowler carries a motivating story behind his success at the domestic level. While the left-arm fast bowler was delivering some fantastic performances at the domestic level, his younger brother Rahul committed suicide at home. However, the family members didn’t inform the fast bowler about that and he continued to deliver a good performance.

The sacrifice paid off him as he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping INR 1.2 Crs. Slowly things were back to normal in his family. Unfortunately, the young fast bowler has lost his father today. Sakariya’s father Kanjibhai was affected with coronavirus and he had his last breath in a Gujarat hospital.

“It is unfortunate and our prayers with the family at this time,” a Rajasthan Royals officer quoted at ANI. A couple of days ago, the fast bowler was hopeful of getting his father back to normal, with the salary he received for representing Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021.

“I was lucky because I had received my part payment from Rajasthan Royals a few days ago. I straight away transferred money back home, and that is helping my family the most in my toughest time,” Sakariya told.

“People are saying stop IPL. I want to tell them something, I am the only bread earner in my family. Cricket is the only source of my earnings. I can give better treatment to my father because of the money I earned from IPL. Had this tournament not happened for a month, it would have been tougher for me. I come from a poor family, my father all his life drove tempo and because of IPL my whole life was about to change,” said the fast bowler.

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