It wasn't the best of days for Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. The Men in Pink faced a 45-run defeat against the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Despite being in the game for over half the run-chase, they bottled up under pressure and conceded a heavy defeat. However, it was a great outing for their young speedster Chetan Sakariya. Sakariya has been one of the uncapped Indian stars of the tournament so far and has been very impressive in the three matches he has played so far. On Tuesday too, he was the pick of the bowlers, scalping 3 wickets for 36 runs. More importantly, he dismissed CSK captain MS Dhoni and later shared a fanboy post with the legendary former India captain.
"I admire you since I was a child and today i got the opportunity to play with you, it was the best moment of my life and I will cherish it forever. There won't be anyone like you ever.. thanks a lot for inspiring all of us throughout our career," the 22-year-old captioned a picture of himself along with MSD after the match.
Check out his post here:
IPL 2021- 3 matches, 6 wickets at an economy 8.33
In IPL 2021 so far, the young speedster has already scalped 6 wickets in three matches, finding himself amidst the wickets in each of those matches. The Saurashtra cricketer even has a decent economy rate of 8.33 and given his knack of breaking partnerships, he looks a pretty bright prospect for Indian cricket. Certainly, a few tips from his ideal MS Dhoni would help him stay calm and composed in pressure situations and have a prolonged and successful career.
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