No shoes to play cricket before, but Chetan Sakariya joined Rajasthan in IPL 14: The youth wave erupted in the match between Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals yesterday as part of IPL14. He threatened the Punjab batsman who batted first with his own pace and Swing. The opener dismissed Mayank in the second over. KL Rahul, who is heading towards the century, not only got Richardson out but also got an excellent catch on the field and turned everyone’s attention to himself.
This name is heard anew in the IPL now but once upon a time if he does not even have shoes to play cricket.! Yes, literally it is true. The left-arm pacer was born into a poor family in Wartze, a small village about 180 km from Rajkot in Gujarat. He developed an interest in cricket from an early age. He initially played as a batsman and later became a fast bowler to attract the attention of everyone in his school. He grew up with his own skills without any training until he was 16 years old. Chetan Sakariya was then selected for the junior team for Saurashtra and joined Rajasthan in this year’s IPL auction for Rs 1.2 crore and entered the IPL with this match.
His career, which has grown from its highest position to the IPL, is quite captivating. He was sidelined for a year at the age of 17 due to injury. He continued to care for his uncle’s business as the family was burdened. He then had the opportunity to train with Aussie iconic pacer McGrath under the auspices of the MRF Pace Foundation. From there he never looked back, he does not even have shoes to wear before he went to that foundation. Heldon then handed over a pair of shoes to Chetan Sakariya, a senior batsman who fell victim to his bowling in the nets but this bowler is now a very important player for Rajasthan.