IPL 2021: RR’s Chetan Sakariya’s father passes away due to Covid-19

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IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals’ fast bowler Chetan Sakariya’s father passes away due to Covid-19- As per a report, RR pacer Chetan Sakariya has lost his father who was battling against coronavirus at a local hospital. “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,” Rajasthan Royals said in a tweet post. The young pacer, who returned home as soon as the tournament was suspended, had to rush to a nearby hospital in Vartej in Gujarat where his father Kanjibhai was hospitalized due to the COVID-19 infection.

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals’ fast bowler Chetan Sakariya’s father passes away due to Covid-19

Chetan Sakariya was informed about his father’s condition last week and with the part-salary, he received for IPL 2021, he transferred it home. Since returning home, he spent days waiting at a hospital bench from 9 AM to 2 PM.

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For players like Chetan Sakariya, money from IPL is the major source of income as he is yet to be a regular for Saurashtra in domestic cricket. The 23-year-old was picked up for a whopping Rs 1.20 crore from the IPL 2021 auctions in February.

IPL 2021: RR’s Chetan Sakariya’s father passes away due to Covid-19

“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,” Chetan Sakariya had told The Indian Express.

The last few months have been tough for Chetan Sakariya. When he was playing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he lost his brother, who committed suicide. His parents did not inform him immediately as they wanted him to focus on cricket. Few months after that, Sakariya became a crorepati but the change in fortunes could not take the emptiness away. Rajasthan Royals presented him with a jersey with his brother’s initials imprinted on it and the message, “Miss you bro.”

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