Rajasthan Royals’ seamer Chetan Sakariya was one of the best uncapped seamers that hugely impressed in IPL 2021. He is one of the expensive findings of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Rajasthan Royals grabbed him for Rs 1.2 crore during the auction.
Chetan Sakariya not only troubled the best of the batsmen with the new ball, restricting their scoring in the powerplay, but was also proved effective in the death overs.
Meanwhile, the youngster, who picked seven wickets in as many matches, revealed his favourite wicket during an interview with Sportstar.
It was none other than Chennai Super Kings’ captain MS Dhoni, who gifted his scalp to Chetan Sakariya in their match at the Wankhede Stadium. Dhoni wanted to belt Sakariya’s ball to the leg-side; however, he got a leading edge that Jos Buttler caught safely at extra cover.
The left-arm seamer dismissed the veteran for 18 and ended the match with figures of 4-0-36-3; unfortunately, it was not enough to beat the Super Kings that night.
“Mahi [Dhoni] bhai’s wicket was my favourite. I was happily shocked. It felt unreal. If you see the video, you will know how shocked I was,” Sakariya told Sportstar.
Sakariya later took to Instagram and shared the picture and captioned it:
“I admire you since I was a child and today I got the opportunity to play with you, it was the best moment of my life and I will cherish it forever. There won’t be anyone like you ever.. thanks a lot for inspiring all of us throughout the career.”
I Bowled A Few Good Spells To Some Great Batsman: Chetan Sakariya
Sakariya also spoke about the pressure of playing in IPL for the first time. He explained how bowling against some of the great batsmen helped him gain confidence.
“Initially, I felt the pressure but later on, I handled that. I bowled a few good spells to some great batsmen. I never thought I would bowl to them someday. That gave me a lot of confidence. I think I bowled better than I thought I would. I have to improve but I am happy with my performance,” he said.