IPL has changed the lives of many players. Every year talented youngsters get the opportunity to earn money, name and fame. Chetan Sakariya is another young lad who is making headlines post his debut match in IPL 2021. The 22-year old left-arm pacer earns praise from the cricket fraternity for his spectacular debut. After Rajasthan Royals had bought him in IPL 2021 Auction, Chetan Sakariya revealed the tragic demise of his younger brother.
Chetan Sakariya Brother died by suicide 3 months ago
The cricketer from Saurashtra told that he lost his brother to suicide and his family hid the news from him for 10 days. When this happened, Chetan Sakariya was playing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2021. His family didn’t tell him they didn’t want him to return home and miss the golden opportunity of achieving his dreams. The t20 tournament was important for Sakariya ahead of the IPL Auction.
Chetan Sakariya had said, “My brother Rahul committed suicide in January. I was playing in the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at the time. I didn’t even know that he had passed away before returning home.” During the tournament, whenever I asked my family members to talk to Rahul, he used to avoid making excuses. Today I am missing him the most. If he were alive today, he would be happier than me. . “
Inspirational Story of Sakariya
Chetan Sakariya had to struggle a lot to make it to the mega league. His father used to work as a tempo driver. Cricket equipment is costly and many times he had not even the necessary items to play, then other players would help him. Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who also plays for Saurashtra in the domestic circuit has helped the fast bowler a lot.
The Rajasthan Royals pacer added, “In the year 2017-18, I made my debut in the quarter-finals of Vijay Hazare Trophy, Jadeja Bhai was not playing in it. I was not going where I wanted to put the ball. After that when I was on the field When he was fielding, he walked through the dressing room and told me that this is your debut match, I can understand that you will be under pressure. If you do, then give your life. After being inspired by Jadeja Bhai’s advice, I found my rhythm and took two wickets. “
In his IPL debut match against Punjab Kings, Chetan Sakariya gets his maiden wicket on his 2nd over when he managed to trap Mayank Agarwal on an outswinger. Sanju Samson handed him the ball to deliver the tough 20th over. The 22-year old didn’t disappoint his skipper as he managed to get two wickets and conceded only 5 runs. The final figures of Chetan were 3 wickets for 31 runs. He also grabbed a stunning catch for which he received the perfect catch of the match award.
His performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy had caught IPL franchises’ eye. The pacer picked 11 wickets in just 5 matches during the tournament. He had a base price of 20 lakh and was sold to Rajasthan Royals for 1.20 crore. After getting the IPL contract, Chetan Sakariya told that the money will change his life but he still feels empty without his brother.