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Rajasthan Royals pacer Chetan Sakariya’s father succumbs due to Covid-19
Creator : Shahnawaz Zahid
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Chetan Sakariya losses his father to Covid-19, confirmed by his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.

His father, Kanjibhai Sakariya (42), was infected with Covid-19 a few days back and was battling to recover from it, but lost this battle on 9 May, Sunday at a hospital in Bhavnagar.

It was an official tweet from Rajasthan Royals Twitter handle stating, “It pains us so much to confirm that Mr Kanjibhai Sakariya lost his battle with Covid-19 earlier today. We’re in touch with Chetan and will provide all possible support to him and his family in this difficult time”.

The franchise comforted Chetan that they are with him in this difficult time and will provide all possible help to him.

After the news was out, social media poured condolences to Chetan and his family.

Commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted, “Feel so much for young Chetan Sakariya who played with the most heartwarming smile you will see. Wish him strength as the mourns the passing of his father to this horrible Covid”.

Coach Wasim Jaffer, Saurashtra Cricket Association, and many more individuals displayed their condolences to Chetan Sakariya to give him strength.

Two days back, when the fans were asking to cancel IPL, Chetan said that cricket is his only source to earn bread for his family, and from the money he earned from IPL, he will be able to give better treatment to his father.

Chetan is not having a great time from the past few months with him losing his brother in January as he committed suicide, and now, he lost his father.

He was playing Syed Mushtak Ali Trophy, unaware of the death of his brother, and after he came back completing the season, he was in depression for a couple of months.

Chetan is a left-handed fast bowler from Saurashtra and has 41 wickets from 15 matches in his 1st class career.

Chetan Sakariya played his debut season for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 at the price of 1.2 crores and had a promising performance in this season so far. He got 7 wickets from 7 matches played this season with an economy rate of 8.22.

He was quite a determined player and impressed everyone with his game. Unfortunately, he was not privileged to get everything he wanted and to pursue professional cricket training. He would use to play with a tennis ball at the initial stages.

His father used to drive tempo to support his family financially, but later, he was forced to stop this because of ill health. Chetan got support from his maternal uncle, who took care of his education and cricket expenses.

Senior batsman Sheldon Jackson observed the spark in Chetan after watching him bowling in the nets. He was pretty much impressed with his bowling and also gifted a pair of boots.

Afterward, he got the opportunity to get training from Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation.

Chetan’s journey has consisted of several ups and downs, which eventually helped him excel.