New Delhi: Young left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya, who was selected for the first time in the Indian cricket team for the limited overs series on the Sri Lanka tour, is currently in Chennai working on an energy development program, which will take a long time through a dedicated training routine. Helps to retain energy.
Result of good performance in IPL
23-year-old Saurashtra fast bowler Chetan Sakariya was bought by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL auction this year for Rs 1.2 crore. He took seven wickets in seven matches. Sakariya told Cricinfo, ‘I think I have a fast pace, my core is strong, and I believe I am bowling a little too fast. This side of training isn’t something I knew much about growing up, but I’ve noticed a huge change in the way I feel about myself. It has been a hectic routine in Chennai, but I am happy and satisfied with it. I look forward to learning a lot more with the Indian team.
Rajasthan Royals helped
He said, “The franchise supported me a lot (training in Chennai) and arranged everything – like my accommodation and travel etc., so that I could better myself. For the last 15 days, I have two intense training sessions every day, with a short break for lunch and rest.
Satisfied despite being a net bowler
Chetan Sakariya, who hails from a village just 10 km from Bhavnagar in Gujarat, said he would have been satisfied even if he was picked as a net bowler for the Sri Lanka tour. He said, ‘I would have been happy to go to Sri Lanka as a net bowler, so it is a big surprise. In IPL, I felt I had exceeded my expectations.
“Initially I thought I might have to wait for my turn at the Royals. But once I got into the camp, the way everyone showed faith in me, I got the enthusiasm that I would start. So being selected for the Indian team is a surprise. I am very ready and confident for it the way I have prepared.