Chetan Sakariya Biography – A cricketer from Gujarat who worked at his uncle’s shop for almost two years in order to pursue his dream!
Family Background of Chetan Sakariya:
Chetan Sakariya is a left-arm medium-fast bowler born on February 28, 1998, in Gujarat, India. His late father, Kanjibhai Sakariya, was a tempo driver who passed away in May 2021 due to Covid-19.
After he started playing Ranji matches, he insisted his father quit his job in 2019. His mother, Varshaben Sakariya, is a homemaker.
He has a younger sister named Jignasha Sakariya. He also had a younger brother, Rahul, who died by suicide in the year 2021.
Sakariya’s parents never wanted him to be a cricketer, considering cricket a “rich man’s sport.” Their financial conditions weren’t that good that they could bear the expenses at that time. In fact, his dad wanted him to become an engineer, well, the dream of almost every Indian father.
However, Chetan certainly had different plans for his future, as his only aim was to become a cricket player. So, focusing on studies was quite hard for him rather than playing cricket all day, although he was also good at studying.
But thanks to his maternal uncle, Mansukh Bhai, who paid for Chetan’s tuition fee and allowed him to play cricket in return for some computer work (on a daily basis) at his stationery shop in Bhavnagar. So he worked there for almost two years before quitting the job and focusing on cricket only.
He did his schooling at Vidya Vihar High School in Bhavnagar.
Chetan Sakriya Biography:
|Chetan Sakriya's Profile:|
|Full Name||Chetan Sakariya|
|Date of Birth||February 28, 1998|
|Age||23 years (in 2021)|
|Birth Place||Vartej, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India.|
|School||Vidya Vihar High School|
|Height|| 5ft. 7" |
|Family & Relationships:|
|Father||Late Kanjibhai Sakariya|
|Siblings||1 sister (Jignasha Sakariya)|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Left arm medium fast|
|Major Teams||India, Saurashtra, Saurashtra Under-19s, Saurashtra Under -23s, Rajasthan Royals|
|ODI Debut||Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo (July 23, 2021)|
|T20I Debut||Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo (July 28, 2021)|
|First-Class Debut||Gujarat vs Saurashtra at Nadiad (November 20, 2018)|
|List-A Debut||Baroda vs Saurashtra at Delhi (February 22, 2018)|
|T-20 Debut||Saurashtra vs Railways at Indore (February 21, 2019)|
Cricket Career of Sakariya:
Sakariya used to play cricket for different teams at the local level. He was also a part of his school cricket team. Once, he was playing for his school team in a district tournament where he got the attention of Rajendra Gohil, one of the coaches of Sir Bhavsinhji Cricket Academy.
Later, he joined the academy, and there he started honing his skills under coach Gohil’s guidance.
He soon made his name in Saurashtra’s junior cricket team. He couldn’t play for the Saurashtra Under-16s team, but his consistency helped him get in the under-19s squad.
Subsequently, he joined MRF Pace Foundation with the help of the Saurashtra Cricket Association, where he got trained under former Australian bowler Glenn McGrath.
On February 22, 2018, Sakariya played his first List-A match for Saurashtra against Baroda in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He took two wickets for 73 runs out of his ten overs quota.
The same year, on November 20, he started his first-class career against Gujarat. He picked five wickets in the first innings and a total of six wickets in the match.
Next year, in February, Chetan played his first main T20 match against Railways in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He took one wicket in the match.
He played his first international match against Sri Lanka on 23 July, 2021. Also, he picked two wickets on his debut. Five days later, on July 28, he made his T20I debut against the same team.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) bought Chetan Sakariya at the auction for 1.2 crores INR ahead of the IPL 2021. Later, Sakariya made his IPL debut for RR on April 13, 2021, opposite Punjab Kings (PBKS).
He was previously a net bowler for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). After showing some good performances for RR, DC (Delhi Capitals) bought Sakariya at INR 4.2 crores for IPL 2022.
Facts about Chetan Sakariya:
- He used to imitate the bowling actions of Zaheer Khan and Irfan Khan.
- Pakistan’s fast bowler Junaid Khan is one of his favorite bowlers.
- Chetan was playing Mushtaq Ali trophy when his brother died, so no one told him about the incident at that time. He got to know about the incident only when he reached home about 10 days later.
- Once Sheldon Jackson (Saurashtra’s FC player) once gifted him a pair of spike shoes as Chetan couldn’t afford them.
- He even used to bat using other cricketer’s bats.
- He started playing cricket as a batter but later turned into a fast bowler.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Sakariya?
Ans: 24 years, 11 months (in 2023)
Q2: What is the height of Chetan Sakariya?
Ans: 5ft.7” (1.70 m or 170 cm)
Q3: Who is the girlfriend of Chetan Sakariya?
Ans: Not known
Q4: What is the average ball speed of Chetan Sakariya?
Ans: Around 130 kmph
Q4: Where is the village of Chetan Sakariya?
Ans: Vartej in Bhavnagar, Gujarat.
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