Rajasthan Royals and Saurashtra fast bowler Chetan Sakariya’s father passed away on Sunday due to COVID-19. The youngster’s father had been admitted to a private hospital few days back after contracting COVID-19. Sakariya’s father Kanjibhai was a tempo-driver in Vartej, a small town 10 kilometers from Bhavnagar in Gujarat.
Sakariya used IPL 2021 salary for treatment of father
Sakariya opened up about using his IPL 2021 salary for the medical treatment of his father.
“I was lucky because I had received my part payment from Rajasthan Royals a few days ago. I straight away transferred money back home, and that is helping my family the most in my toughest time as I am the only earner in family,” Sakariya said while expressing gratitude to Rajasthan Royals. Sakariya had rushed to hospital to see his dad after IPL 2021 was suspended.
Father of Chetan Sakariya passed away due to COVID-19, stay strong Chetan.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 9, 2021
Few months ago, Chetan Sakariya’s brother had also passed away after he committed suicide. This season, Sakariya impressed massively and picked 7 wickets in 7 matches at a decent economy of 8.22 for Rajasthan Royals.
Some stories of extraordinary grit: Virender Sehwag on Sakariya’s journey
Virender Sehwag had heaped praise on Chetan Sakariya after his impressive IPL debut against Punjab Kings, wherein the youngster finished his spell with figures of 3/31 from four overs. Sehwag also shared the inspirational journey of Chetan and termed him a ‘great prospect’ for the future.
Chetan Sakariya's brother died of suicide few months ago,his parents didn't tell him for 10 days as he was playing the SMA trophy. What cricket means to these young men,their families .IPL is a true measure of the Indian dream & some stories of extraordinary grit🙏🏼Great prospect pic.twitter.com/r0mISy9Asv
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 12, 2021