Rajasthan Royals' Chetan Sakariya loses his father to Covid-19

India tour of Sri Lanka 2021 – Chetan Sakariya

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Sakariya and Gaikwad talk about their maiden India call-up and what they’re most looking forward to in Sri Lanka

The year 2021 has given Chetan Sakariya some of his most cherished memories. But it has also taken away the pillars of his life. In February, his younger brother died by suicide days before the IPL auction. In May, soon after Sakariya impressed in his maiden stint with the Rajasthan Royals, he saw his father succumb to Covid-19.

At 23, Sakariya is no stranger to hardships and struggle, having been the sole breadwinner of his family for the last three years, but he now wants to live with the happy memories life has thrown at him, like the news of his India call-up for the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka in July.

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