The young left-arm fast bowler, Chetan Sakariya, who is making his debut for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) has had a memorable outing in his maiden game in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 opener against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Chetan Sakariya, who opened the bowling along with Mustafizur Rahman, snared his first IPL wicket by dismissing the PBKS opener, Mayank Agarwal.
The 23-year old swore at the opening batsman after dismissing him. The dismissal occurred on the fourth ball of the over when Chetan Sakariya delivered a wide ball outside off. Mayank Agarwal wanted to slash it through point and threw his bat; however, he only managed to edge the ball to the opposing captain Sanju Samson.
The left-arm seamer roared with joy after getting his maiden IPL scalp and was seen abusing at Agarwal, who had to return to the pavilion for 14 off nine deliveries with the help of a couple of boundaries. Rajasthan Royals’ new captain Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to field first, backing his team to chase down.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
Chetan Sakariya's maiden wicket on debut https://t.co/cJKaRdb2QC
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Their four overseas players for their first game of IPL 2021 are Chris Morris, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and Mustafizur Rahman. On the other hand, KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings decided to go with Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Jhye Richardson, and Riley Meredith. It is worth noting that Richardson and Morris were amongst the two highest-paid players in the IPL 2021 auction.
While Jhye Richardson, who was the highest wicket-taker in the 2020-21 Big Bash League (BBL), fetched INR 14 crores, while Chris Morris fetched a record-breaking amount of INR 16.25 crores from their respective franchises.