Younger Saurashtra left-arm paceman Chetan Sakariya has turn into the most recent crorepati within the Indian Premier League (IPL) after Rajasthan Royals outbid everybody on the public sale held in Chennai on Thursday to signal him up for the upcoming season. Sakariya, 22, was one of many high performers for Saurashtra within the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy this yr, choosing up 12 wickets at an exceptional common of simply over eight and an economic system fee of 4.9.
After he was bought by RR for Rs 1.2 crore, the teen was busy attending to his telephone, replying to congratulatory messages and on the similar time, entertaining the never-ending queues of friends at his home. The day was a memorable one for him and his household however there was a tinge of disappointment too with Sakariya remembering his late brother who died by suicide final month.
The street to touchdown a profitable IPL contract hasn’t been a simple one for the budding paceman. It’s simply been two years since his father left job as a tempo driver to feed his household in Vartej (Gujarat). They didn’t personal a TV 5 years again forcing a younger Sakariya to observe matches at his buddy’s homes.
“My youthful brother dedicated suicide in January,” Sakariya was quoted as saying by The Indian Specific. “I wasn’t at residence, I used to be taking part in Syed Mushtaq Ali at the moment. I didn’t know he had handed away till I returned residence. Even then, my household didn’t share the information with me. I used to ask them about Rahul’s whereabouts and they might inform me ‘he has gone out’.
“Typically , they’d say he had ventured out to purchase groceries. This absence is a giant void for me. Had he been right here at the moment he would have been extra pleased than me.”
Final season, he travelled to UAE with the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad as a internet bowler the place he impressed their teaching workers together with assistant coach Simon Katich and head coach Mike Hesson.
Now, the very first thing in Sakariya’s to-do listing as soon as he will get the cash is to purchase a home in an excellent locality.