'Forever grateful' - Chetan Sakariya thanks former franchise Rajasthan Royals for their constant support

‘Forever grateful’ – Chetan Sakariya thanks former franchise Rajasthan Royals for their constant support

Chetan Sakariya had played for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021.

Chetan Sakariya
Chetan Sakariya. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

India’s pace sensation Chetan Sakariya has expressed his gratitude towards the Rajasthan Royals who had given him an opportunity to showcase his potential at the big stage. Sakariya who was one of the players released by the Royals on November 30, 2021, has been bought by the Delhi Capitals for INR 4.2 crore on day two of the IPL 2022 mega auction. The left-arm pacer had a base price of INR  50 lakh coming into the two-day event in Bengaluru.

Thanking the 2008 winners for having him on board last season, the 23-year-old said that it was not only a big opportunity but also a great learning curve for him. At the same time, the emerging fast bowler also mentioned that he would forever be grateful to the Rajasthan-based franchise for the faith they showed in him. 2021 was indeed a special year for the Vartej cricketer as he also made his debut for India during the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka in July.

One season of IPL with the Rajasthan Royals was a big opportunity and learning curve: Chetan Sakariya

“One season of IPL with the Rajasthan Royals was a big opportunity and learning curve for me. I want to thank all my teammates and the support staff at RR for all that I learned from them,” Sakariya wrote on Koo.

“Forever grateful to them for the faith they showed in me. A special mention for Zubeen sir and Rommy sir for their constant support. It’s now time for a new chapter with the Delhi Capitals,” he added.

Chetan Sakariya was roped in by the inaugural edition winners at the IPL 2021 mini-auction for a sum of INR 1.2 crores. He was really impressive with the ball in hand last season and finished with  14 wickets in 14 games. The youngster would now be expected to showcase an even better performance for Delhi this time around.

In fact, Sakariya and another left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed would be hoping to work in tandem by making the new ball do the talking and thereby, providing some vital breakthroughs for their side early on. The 15th edition of the marquee tournament is reportedly scheduled to get underway from March 27.