Sakariya Treating His Father's Hospital Expenses With Part-Payment Received From Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals(RR) young gun Chetan Sakariya's father has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 and is being treated by the part-payment done by the franchise, the fast bowler said.
“I was lucky because I had received my part payment from Rajasthan Royals a few days ago. I straight away transferred money back home, and that is helping my family the most in my toughest time,” Sakariya told Indian Express.
The left-armer is an uncapped player and without a central contract, who says that IPL is the only source of income in his family.
“People are saying stop IPL. I want to tell them something, I am the only bread earner in my family. Cricket is the only source of my earnings. I can give better treatment to my father because of the money I earned from IPL. Had this tournament not happened for a month, it would have been tougher for me. I come from a poor family, my father all his life drove tempo and because of IPL my whole life was about to change,” said Sakariya, who was picked for a whopping 1.2 crore in the IPL auction.
The 23-year old said that IPL should happen so that he can fulfill the needs of his family, the priority being the health of his father.
“I am the only member in my community who has earned so much. My mother doesn’t know how many zeros are there in crores. Our first priority is to see my father back and then build that home. For that, IPL should happen,” Chetan Sakariya said