Rajasthan Royals quick bowler Chetan Sakariya’s father died of COVID-19.© BCCI/IPL
Rajasthan Royals (RR) pacer Chetan Sakariya’s father died of COVID-19, the Indian Premier League franchise mentioned on Sunday. “It pains us so much to confirm that Mr Kanjibhai Sakariya lost his battle with Covid-19 earlier today. We’re in touch with Chetan and will provide all possible support to him and his family in this difficult time,” RR tweeted. Left-arm quick bowler Chetan Sakariya, who performed his first Indian Premier League season in 2021, had misplaced his brother in January this yr.
It pains us a lot to substantiate that Mr Kanjibhai Sakariya misplaced his battle with Covid-19 earlier at present.
We’re in contact with Chetan and can present all attainable help to him and his household on this troublesome time.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 9, 2021
Sakariya had been enjoying within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on the time his brother died however wasn’t knowledgeable of the tragic information by his household till he returned residence after the event.
Condolences poured on social media with commentator Harsha Bhogle and former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer among the many first to ship out their messages to Sakariya and his household.
Feel a lot for younger Chetan Sakariya who performed with essentially the most heartwarming smile you will notice. Wish him energy as he mourns the passing of his father to this horrible Covid.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 9, 2021
My coronary heart goes out to Chetan and his household. May God give them energy to deal with this loss. Stay robust @Sakariya55
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 9, 2021
Sakariya is one other cricketer to have misplaced a member of the family to COVID-19 after India Women’s cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy misplaced her sister and her mom to the virus.
Krishnamurthy misplaced her sister on Wednesday whereas her mom had died final month.
Sakariya performed seven matches for RR this season, taking seven wickets at an financial system price of 8.22 runs per over.
IPL 2021 was postponed final week after a number of gamers and help employees throughout groups examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Players from Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals and SunRisers Hyderabad in addition to employees members from Chennai Super Kings had examined optimistic for the virus.
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