Rajasthan Royals’ pacer Chetan Sakariya was one of many finds of the 2021 version of the Indian Premier League. The left-hand quick bowler was significantly outstanding for the RR in demise overs, and earlier than the match was suspended final month, he had taken seven wickets in as many video games with an economic system charge of eight.22 (least for the aspect amongst bowlers who performed 5 or extra video games).
Among the many seven wickets Sakariya took, one was of legendary former Indian captain and present Chennai Tremendous Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In an unique interview with India TV, the 23-year-old bowler termed the dismissal the “most particular” one.
“Dhoni’s wicket was essentially the most particular for me. The match befell in Wankhede Stadium and the wicket was serving to the batsmen. The match scenario additionally suited Dhoni as a result of he performs very effectively in demise overs. So, to dismiss him at that time felt very good,” Sakariya stated.
“Our plan was to make him play away from his physique as a result of he was comfortably coping with the deliveries coming into him. Fortunately, the plan labored.”
Following the suspension of the match, Sakariya got here again house safely, however tragedy struck his household as his father, Kanjibhai Sakariya succumbed to COVID-19.
The RR bowler stated that he tries to maintain himself busy to keep away from destructive ideas.
“It has been a tough time for me and my household. I attempt to be with my mates as a lot as I can and take a look at not to consider the current scenario. It will get powerful if you’re alone,” Sakariya says.
“The restrictions are easing slowly right here, so I will practice within the floor. I am focussing on health and attempt to run as a lot as doable.
“I acquired telephone calls from many individuals throughout this time. Jaydev Shah, the president of the Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation talked to me and Jaydev Unadkat additionally referred to as me. Sanga sir (Sangakkara) requested everybody at Rajasthan Royals to not name me as a result of he needed to let me be with my household throughout this tough time. I am very grateful for all of the help,” stated Sakariya.
Speaking about his profession targets, the bowler stated that he desires to characterize India within the longest format of the sport.
“I wish to play Take a look at matches for India, that’s my purpose. I wish to play within the whites for a very long time, like Zaheer sir. Take a look at cricket is difficult and it lets you enhance your health and expertise,” stated the 23-year-old.
“My choice shouldn’t be in my arms. I am solely focussing on my performances. Sure, if I proceed with the identical kind I am hopeful of representing the nation quickly.”