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. The young left-arm pacer, selected for the first time in the squad for the ODI and T20I series on the Sri Lanka tour, is currently working in Chennai on an energy development program that will help maintain energy for longer periods of time through a dedicated training routine. does.
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In this year’s IPL auction, Sakariya was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 1.2 crore, taking seven wickets in seven matches. Sakariya told Cricinfo, ‘I think I have a quick pace, my core is strong, and I believe I am bowling a little too fast. It has been a busy routine in Chennai, but I am happy and satisfied with it. I look forward to learning a lot more with the Indian team.
The 23-year-old Saurashtra pacer 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.
He said, ‘In IPL, I felt that I have 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 excitement that I would start. So being selected for the Indian team is a surprise. I am very prepared and confident for it the way I have prepared.