Chetan Sakariya's father passes away due to COVID-19

Chetan Sakariya’s father passes away due to COVID-19

Sakariya's father was diagnosed with COVID-19 when IPL was in progress.

Chetan Sakariya
Chetan Sakariya. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Young pace bowler Chetan Sakariya has been in the news ever since he was picked up by the Rajasthan Royals for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The left-arm seamer available to be selected at the base price of Rs 20 lakh and after a bidding war between RCB and RR, the latter franchise managed to secure his services for Rs 1.2 crore.

It was a huge moment for Sakariya who himself was going through tough times at that time. His brother had committed suicide and father’s health wasn’t up to the mark. The whole responsibility was on him to take care of his family and the IPL salary definitely brought a smile on his face.

The cricketer, in several interviews, wished to give a good life to his parents and was hoping that his father gets to rest as well from his work. Unfortunately, Chetan Sakariya’s father has passed away due to COVID-19, TV9 Gujarati reported on Sunday afternoon.

He was hospitalised after being diagnosed with the virus and ever since returning from the IPL, Chetan was spending most of the time in hospital itself spending time with his father.

Chetan Sakariya had received some payment from RR

Only recently, Chetan Sakariya had revealed that he had received some payment from his IPL salary from the franchise which had helped his family since he is the only earner among them. “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,” he had said while speaking to the Indian Express.

Moreover, he was thankful that IPL happened at least for a month so that he could give treatment to his father. However, his efforts went in vain as the cricketer’s father passed away. “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,” he added.