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, RR stated 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 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 assist to him and his household on this tough time.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 9, 2021
Sakariya had been taking part in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy on the time his brother died and he wasn’t knowledgeable of the tragic information by his household till after the match.
Sakariya is one other cricketer to have misplaced a member of the family to COVID-19 after India Women’s cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy lost her sister and her mom to the virus.
Krishnamurthy misplaced her sister on Wednesday whereas her mother had died last month.
Sakariya performed seven matches for RR this season and returned seven wickets at an financial system charge of 8.22 runs per over.
IPL 2021 was postponed final week after a number of gamers and assist 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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