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‘I just wanted to get back into some competitive action’- Chetan Sakariya remembers James Anderson’s inspiring comments in the wake of not being selected for the IPL 2022 season

Chetan Sakariya, the Delhi Capitals‘ left-arm pace bowler, has not played a single game in this IPL season, which surprised many experts, and he recently tweeted a motivating page from James Anderson’s autobiography, ‘Jimmy: MY Story,’ to keep his appetite for the game alive. Sakariya made his IPL debut for the Rajasthan Royals last season, and he made an immediate impression, taking 14 wickets in 14 games at an economy rate of 8.19. In this article, we have mentioned How Chetan Sakariya remembers James Anderson.

Following that, the 24-year-old was called up to the Indian team for the Sri Lankan trip, where he played one ODI and two T20 internationals. Sakariya hasn’t had many opportunities with the Indian squad after then, although he did play for Saurashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, and Ranji Trophy. Sakariya recorded a five-wicket haul in his last List-A match, while he had nine wickets in his last Ranji Trophy match.

In the massive auction that took place, Sakariya was purchased by the team Delhi for INR 4.2 crores. However, Khaleel Ahmed has received the thumbs up ahead of the former in the playing XI thus far. Chetan is doing his best job at staying positive during this time. To ensure that he maintains his concentration and does not lose faith, Sakariya posted a page from Anderson’s book on social media. It is Anderson’s autobiography where the experienced seamer talks about how he dealt with the issue when he was benched for the whole T20 World Cup in 2010.

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“This was not an outburst of rage. A painful experience has taught me that there is nothing more painful than bowling in the nets with no game in the sight, and I was really desperate to go back into the competitive action. With the Ashes only six months away, I just simply wanted to keep bowling and stay in a good shape, and so joining that game in Birmingham straight from the flight back to Heathrow, as I did later, provided me with the opportunity to play alongside my long-time friends, be energized by a change of the scenery, and re-immerse myself in the cricket. It definitely helped,” wrote Anderson on one of the pages in his book ‘Jimmy: MY Story’.

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