Saurastra's Chetan Sakariya gets maiden team India call, Know about his extremely difficult journey

  • | Friday | 11th June, 2021

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced Team India for the Sri Lanka tour.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced Team India for the Sri Lanka tour.

Devdutt Padikkal, Chetan Sakariya, Krishnappa Gautam and Ruturaj Gaikwad are the names in the 20-man Indian team who have made it to the senior national team for the first time.

Rajasthan Royals left-arm fast bowler Chetan Sakaria has impressed a lot with his economical bowling. The left-arm pacer also took wickets at regular intervals. Being a left-arm bowler, Sakaria impressed a lot, taking 3 wickets for 31 runs in his IPL debut. The young fast bowler bowled very well in the final overs as well.

Sakariya performed very well in domestic cricket for the Saurashtra cricket team. He also played under-19 cricket before playing for the senior team of Saurashtra. The left-hander has played 15 first-class, seven List-A and 16 T20 matches so far in his domestic career. On Monday, Rajasthan Royals gave a chance to young Chetan Sakariya in place of senior paceman Jaydev Unadkat against Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium.

Sakariya`s journey to reach here was extremely difficult from the very beginning, Chetan and his family witnessed a financial crisis, but Chetan did not let anything stop him from achieving his dreams.

His father did not have the money to buy a TV. Kanjibhai, a tempo driver, did not like his son to play cricket. He considered it as a game of the rich.
Chetan`s younger brother Rahul committed suicide in January this year. Chetan Sakariya was playing in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy at the time, and he knew nothing about it. At the same time, when Chetan came back home, his family members told him about it several days later.

Chetan Sakariya was born on 28 February 1998 in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. He plays for Saurashtra in domestic cricket.

Rajasthan Royals signed him in for 1.2 crore rupees.

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