Bhavnagar-born left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya’s father Kanjibhai succumbed to Covid-19 and handed away on Sunday. Sakariya’s father was admitted to a non-public hospital in Bhavnagar, Gujarat whereas he was nonetheless within the Indian Premier League (IPL) bio-bubble.
After the suspension of IPL 2021, Sakariya reached his home at Vartej and went to see his father wearing a PPE kit. In a tweet, the RR franchise expressed their condolences and promised to lent their assist.
“It pains us a lot to substantiate that Mr Kanjibhai Sakariya misplaced his battle with Covid-19 earlier in the present day. We’re in contact with Chetan and can present all potential assist to him and his household on this tough time,” RR wrote in a tweet.
It pains us a lot to substantiate that Mr Kanjibhai Sakariya misplaced his battle with Covid-19 earlier in the present day.
We’re in contact with Chetan and can present all potential assist to him and his household on this tough time.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 9, 2021
Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation additionally condoled the passing of the 23-year-old’s father as nicely.
Everybody in SCA conveys heartfelt sympathies to @Sakariya55 on unhappy demise of his father and pray the Almighty to offer sufficient energy to everybody in his household to bear the loss and grant everlasting peace to departed noble soul. #rip pic.twitter.com/ZCh5X1jFGM
— Saurashtra Cricket (@saucricket) May 9, 2021
The left-arm pacer made his debut in RR’s first match of the season. He picked up three wickets for 31 runs on his IPL debut together with Punjab Kings openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. Earlier than the suspension of IPL, Sakariya performed seven video games and took seven wickets with a mean of 31.71 and an economic system fee of 8.22.
The southpaw’s father was a tempo driver earlier than he retired. In an interview with indianexpress.com, Sakariya stated that the half cost he obtained from the franchise was getting used for the remedy of his father. The teenager was picked by the franchise for Rs 1.2 crore within the public sale.