Chetan Sakariya is the name that spread like rapid fire in social media during the IPL 2021 season. Sakariya has been roped by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2021 season for Rs. 1.2 crores. Chetan Sakariya in his debut IPL made an impressive 3 wicket haul against Punjab Kings.
Not like many cricketers, Sakariya came from a poor family background where he is the sole provider of his family. Check out his inspiring journey to cricket from a family who don’t even have a TV set to watch their son’s performance in cricket.
Chetan Sakariya Biography
|Full Name||Chetan Sakariya|
|Date of Birth||28-Feb-98|
|Birth Place||Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India|
|School||Will Update Soon|
|Family||Father – Kanjibhai|
|Mother – Varshabhen|
|Brother – Rahul Sakariya|
|Sister – Jignasha|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Left-arm medium-fast|
|Teams Played||Saurashtra, Saurashtra Under-19s, Rajasthan Royals|
|First Class Debut||Gujarat vs Saurashtra at Nadiad – November 20 – 23, 2018|
|List A Debut||Baroda vs Saurashtra at Delhi – February 22, 2018|
|T-20 Debut||Saurashtra vs Railways at Indore – February 21, 2019|
|IPL Debut||IPL 2021 – Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings|
|International Debut||Not Yet|
|Favourite Cricketer||Yuvraj Singh|
Chetan Sakariya Family
- Chetan Sakariya was born on 28 February 1998.
- Sakariya is originally from Gujarat.
- Chetan Sakariya’s father Kanjibhai was a Tempo driver who died of COVID19 on May 9, 2021.
- His mother Varshabhen backs him with moral support in his cricket journey through many difficult situations.
- He had a brother named Rahul Sakariya who commits suicide and a sister Jignasha.
- Chetan Sakariya’s family did not have a TV set at their house and used to go to their
neighbors to watch him play.
- Chetan Sakariya’s maternal uncle helped him cover his expenses and continue with his
cricket by providing him with a job at his stationery.
Chetan Sakariya Career
- He made his List A debut for Saurashtra in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 22 February 2018.
- He made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 20 November 2018, taking a five-wicket haul in the first innings.
- He made his Twenty20 debut for Saurashtra in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 21 February 2019.
- In February 2021, Sakariya was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for 1.2 crores in the IPL 2021 auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League.
Lesser Known Facts of Chetan Sakariya
- Sakariya while growing up wanted to be a batsman but eventually diverted his
interest to fast bowling.
- Sakariya copied the bowling action of Pakistani bowler Junaid Khan after their tour of India in 2010.
- He did not receive any kind of cricket coaching until the age of 16 before that he used to
train himself playing tennis ball cricket.
- Sakariya suffered from an injury upon his glute and a stress fracture on his back due to over-working his body and, he was out for nearly a year.
- Sakariya made his first-class debut as a replacement player for Jaydev Unadkat in the 2018 Ranji Trophy tournament.
- Chetan was the sixth-highest wicket-taker in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, picking 12 wickets in 5 matches at an average of 8.17.
- Sheldon Jackson, a senior player in the Saurashtra team, bought him a new shoe and helped him train.
- Sakariya’s impressive performances at the domestic level for Saurashtra helped him to secure the scholarship to train under Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation.
- Chetan Sakariya traveled to UAE as a net bowler for RCB in the IPL 2020 season.
- Sakariya’s brother committed suicide when he was playing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. In spite of that, his family didn’t inform him about the tragic incident for 10 days so that his game won’t get hampered.
- On May 9, 2021 Sakariya lost his father in the COVID19 battle.
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