Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium last night seemed to call for a run ban. Batting first, skipper Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle and Deepak Hooda made 221 runs for the Punjab Kings. Later, Rajasthan was going to win the match by relying on a crazy century of captain Sanju Samson, in the end they lost by four runs. An unnamed youngster named Chetan Sakaria has shed light on this match in the killing ground of bowlers. He is playing for Rajasthan as a teammate of Mostafizur Rahman.
Bowlers like Mostafiz, Chris Morris, Zhai Richardson, Riley Meredith, Ben Stokes have been beaten on the spot, Sakaria has taken 3 wickets for 31 runs in 4 overs. Punjab openers Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul and Zhai Richardson were the opening bowlers. The bowling variety surprised even a burnt batsman like Gayle. As a result, naturally at the end of the match, the left-arm pacer was blessed. Everyone is five-faced in praise of Sakaria.
At one time, Sakaria did not have boots to play cricket.
At one time, Sakaria did not have boots to play cricket. Photo: IPL website
Like Virender Sehwag. The 23-year-old former Indian mercurial opener praised Sakaria and spoke about his past struggles. Sakaria’s mother has been interviewed in a podcast called ‘Around the Wicket’. Sehwag posted an excerpt of the interview on Twitter. The ups and downs of Sakaria’s life came up in that interview.
The swing bowler was born in an area called Vartej, 160 km from Rajkot city. He wanted to be a batsman in his childhood. But when he was in school, he saw that none of the batsmen paid much attention to him. If you are a pace bowler, everyone pays the price. Yes, the decision was changed to pace bowler. That is not to say that he has received formal education in bowling since childhood. Until he was 18 years old, he used to bowl by himself and learn various bowling techniques with his own interest. At one time he thought that the success of life lies in playing ball. He got injured and left the field for a year. Legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath then joined the MRF Pace Bowling Foundation. He also got formal education.
In an interview with Around the Wicket, Chetan’s mother told the story of her family. My step-son, who was a year younger than Chetan, committed suicide a month ago. Chetan was playing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy then. We did not inform Chetan about the death of his brother. Because, if it could be seen, it is having a bad effect on his game. We did not inform him about his brother’s death for 10 days. I just told him, his father’s body is bad. ‘
But how long can the truth be hidden? Even Chetan’s mother couldn’t, ‘From then on whenever he called, he wanted to know about his father. I didn’t let him talk to my father. Because, he can’t hide the fact, he will say, his brother is dead. When he wanted to talk to my brother, I would change the subject. But one day I could no longer hide the truth. Weeping, I gave the news of his brother’s death. He didn’t talk to us for a week, didn’t eat anything. The two brothers were very close. ‘
At that time the responsibility of the family was on Chetan’s father but another tragedy struck, ‘Dad was a truck driver. He has undergone surgery three times in three road accidents. Can’t get out of bed now. He can’t earn anymore. She has not yet been able to mourn her son’s death. Don’t eat anything, don’t say anything. ‘
After so much hardship, Chetan’s family is now dreaming of a new day after getting the IPL contract, ‘A month later, Chetan got the IPL contract. 1 crore 20 lakh contract. It was as if we were dreaming. We have suffered a lot financially. Chetan used to work in Mama’s stationery shop as a child. Even five years ago we did not have a TV in our house. His father used to come to us from outside and tell us about the improvement in his consciousness on the cricket field. Chetan has been carrying the burden of our family alone since my husband’s illness. In the midst of so many things, Chetan’s IPL deal seems like a lot of ointment to us. My son has worked hard to get to this point. ‘
Sakaria joins legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Bowling Foundation
Legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath joins MRF Pace Bowling Foundation
Sharing Sakaria’s story on Twitter, Sehwag highlighted the positive impact of the IPL on young stars. The IPL is now one of the means to fulfill the dreams of Indians, some stories are great! ‘
Chetan Sakaria made his Ranji Trophy debut in the 2018-19 season. So far, he has played 15 first-class Test matches, seven limited-overs first-class matches, and 16 domestic Twenty20 matches. He is one of the members of the Ranji winning Saurashtra team. Syed Mushtaq Ali also shed light on the trophy, and there he caught the eye of the IPL scouts. Mumbai Indians did not make a profit even with the trial, in the end he got a place in Rajasthan for Rs 12 million.
Chetan Sakaria made his Ranji Trophy debut in the 2018-19 season.
Chetan Sakaria made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2018-19 season. Photo: IPL website
At one time, Sakaria did not have boots to play cricket. Sheldon Jay, the wicketkeeper-batsman now playing in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders