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. Chetan insisted his father to quit his job in 2019 after he had started playing Ranji Trophy.
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 as a “rich man’s sport”, and also their financial conditions weren’t that good that they could bear the expenses that time. Infact, 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 quiet hard for him rather playing cricket all day, although he was good at studies too.
But thanks to his maternal uncle, Mansukh Bhai, who paid for Chetan’s tution fee and allowed him to play cricket in return of some computer work (on a daily basis) at his stationary shop in Bhavnagar. So he worked there for almost two years before deciding to quit 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||Saurashtra, Saurashtra Under-19s, Saurashtra Under -23s, Rajasthan Royals|
|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 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 get to play for Saurashtra Under-16s team, but his consistency helped him to get in the under-19s team.
Subsequently, he joined MRF Pace Foundation with the help of 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.
|Best Bowling |
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).
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 bowler.
- Chetan was playing Mushtaq Ali trophy when his brother died, so no one told him about the incident that time. He got to know about the incident only when he reached home about 10 days later.
- 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 batsman, but later into a fast bowler.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Sakariya?
Ans: 21 years (in 2021)
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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