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How IPL Helped Chetan Sakariya’s Family In Tough Times?

Rajasthan Royal pacer Chetan Sakariya is back in his hometown in Bhavnagar, Gujarat after the IPL 2021 was suspended. As soon as he landed he rushed to the nearby hospital where his father is admitted after conceiving COVID positive. He was informed of the same a week back and finally with the IPL suspended found time to meet his father. In his debut IPL season, Sakariya picked up seven wickets in seven games in the first half of the tournament.

Talking to India Express, Chetan Sakariya spoke about his experience of playing for the Rajasthan Royals in his debut IPL season. He was roped in by the franchise for 1.20 crores at the auction.

“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,” Sakariya, who represented Rajasthan Royals in IPL told The Indian Express.

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He also said that people are gunning for IPL to stop but he highlighted the fact that players like him will be starved of money if the tournament had gotten suspended earlier.

Cricket Is The Only Source Of My Earnings: Chetan Sakariya

“People are saying stop IPL. I want to tell them something, I am the only bread earner in my family. Cricket is the only source of my earnings. I can give better treatment to my father because of the money I earned from IPL. Had this tournament not happened for a month, it would have been tougher for me. I come from a poor family, my father all his life drove tempo and because of IPL my whole life was about to change,” added Sakariya.

Meanwhile, the BCCI is looking for ways to complete the IPL 2021. It has zeroed in on three venues to host the remainder of the tournament but nothing is confirmed as yet.

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Anshuman Roy

A cricket and sports enthusiast having previously worked with Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint and now with Cricfit.
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