Chetan Sakariya is a classic example of rags to wealth via IPL. The left arm stimulator was chosen for Rs 1.2 crore by the Rajasthan Royals during the IPL 2021 auction in February.
However, the 23-year-old is nowhere wasting his well-deserved money recklessly. Indeed, he put money for the medical treatment of his father, who unfortunately contracted covid-19.
Chetan Sakariya, who picked 7 wickets in 7 games with a decent 8.22 save for the Royals, comes from a poor background and is grateful for the partial money he received from the franchise.
“I was lucky because I had received my partial payment from Rajasthan Royals a few days ago. I immediately transferred money home, and that’s what helps my family the most in my most difficult times ”. Chetan Sakariya was quoted by The Indian Express.
Cricket is the only source of my income; IPL should take place: Chetan Sakariya
The youngster recently had a few difficult emotional months: he had lost his brother before IPL, and now his father has tested positive for covid-19. Chetan Sakariya says he is the only winning member of his family and the money he earns from cricket will help his family, so he is hoping the 2021 IPL will resume soon.
“People are saying to stop IPL. I want to tell them something, I am the only breadwinner in my family. Cricket is the only source of my income. I can treat my dad better because of the money I earned from IPL.
“If this tournament hadn’t been held for a month, it would have been more difficult for me. I come from a poor family, my dad his whole life drove at the pace and because of IPL my whole life was about to change.
“I am the only member of my community to have won so much. My mom doesn’t know how many zeros there are in crores. Our first priority is to see my father again and build this house. For this, the IPL should take place ”, Chetan Sakariya, said the Saurashtra Seamer.
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