On 14 January this 12 months, tragedy struck on the house of Saurashtra’s 22-year-old quick bowler. Chetan Sakariya’s youthful brother, Rahul died by suicide on the day, abandoning an anguished household.
Whereas Chetan and his household haven’t but recovered from the heartbreak, luck appears to be shining on the household. Chetan Sakariya has been purchased by the Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 1.20 crore to play the IPL this season.
The cricketer’s sister, Jignasha, mentioned, “We are yet to come out from this tragedy. We don’t know how to express our mixed feelings when my eldest brother Chetan grabbed this IPL contract.”
By the way, on the day Rahul died, Chetan was taking part in in Indore. The sister tells us that that they had not knowledgeable the cricketer of his brother’s demise for about 10 days after. “We requested his coach and friends to keep this a secret,” provides Jignasha. “We didn’t want him to be distracted. Only after returning home did he know about Rahul committing suicide.”
The household does perceive the large deal Chetan’s contract means. “The IPL selection is a birthday gift my brother Chetan got 10 days before his 23rd birthday. He called us from Kolkata, and told us that he has become a crore-pati,” she provides with a weak smile.
“We are a very poor family. We didn’t have a TV set at home, and my brothers used to go to our neighbour’s house to watch matches. Chetan didn’t have money to even buy spike shoes,” the sister factors out. “My father, Kanji Bhai, who used to drive a large rickshaw, has not been keeping well but with this money Chetan can now think of buying a new house in Rajkot.”
Chetan’s uncle, Mansukh Bhai reveals that Chetan’s dad had needed him to be an engineer. “But Chetan has other plans. He has lived most of his 22 years with us and I know how serious he was about taking this game to the next level,” he mentioned.