Chetan Sakariya
Chetan Sakariya

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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 bags three wickets in his IPL debut
Chetan sakariya bags three wickets in his IPL debut

Chetan Sakariya Biography

Full Name Chetan Sakariya
Nick Name Chetan
Date of Birth 28-Feb-98
Birth Place Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Zodiac Sign Gemini
School Will Update Soon
College N/A
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Family Father – Kanjibhai
Mother – Varshabhen
Brother – Rahul Sakariya
Sister – Jignasha
Martial Status Unmarried
Profession Cricketer
Role Bowler
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
Coach/Mentor Rajendra Gohil

 

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 with his mother Varshabhen(Centre) and Sister Jignasha
Chetan Sakariya with his mother Varshabhen(Centre) and Sister Jignasha

Also read: Check the Inspiring Journey of RR’s Chetan Sakariya

Chetan Sakariya Career

Domestic 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.
Chetan Sakariya has been roped by Rajasthan Royals for 1.5 Crores in IPL 2021 Auction
Chetan Sakariya has been roped by Rajasthan Royals for 1.5 Crores in IPL 2021 Auction

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.
Jaydev Unadkat with Chetan Sakariya
Jaydev Unadkat with Chetan Sakariya
  • 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.
Chetan Sakariya's younger brother commit suicide
Chetan Sakariya with his late brother
  • On May 9, 2021 Sakariya lost his father in the COVID19 battle.

Chetan Sakariya Batting Stats

Format Mat Inns Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s
FC 15 20 171 45 19 566 30.21 0 0 19 1
List A 7 3 2 2* 4 50 0 0 0 0
T20 23 3 0 0* 0 3 0 0 0 0 0

 

Chetan Sakariya Bowling Stats

Format Mat Inns Wkts Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
FC 15 27 41 34.07 3.24 63 0 2 0
List A 7 7 10 40.7 6.67 36.6 0 0 0
T20 23 23 35 18.42 7.44 14.8 1 1 0

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