Rajasthan Royals pacer Chetan Sakariya's father passes away due to COVID 19

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Chetan Sakariya's father passes away (Image: Twitter/ani_digital)
Chetan Sakariya's father passes away (Image: Twitter/ani_digital)

New Delhi : Rajasthan Royals pacer Chetan Sakariya on Sunday lost his father after he failed his battle against COVID-19. 

News agency ANI confirmed the news from Rajasthan Royals team management 

"It is unfortunate and our prayers with the family at this time," the source told ANI. Sakariya, who took seven wickets in IPL 2021, had lost his brother in January this year. The young pacer was playing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy when his brother passed away.

The second wave of coronavirus has truck India hard as more and more people are turning positive for coronavirus infection.

More than 4 lakh people are testing positive daily from past two weeks. India reported 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases and over 4000 related deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative national tally of the infection went up to 2,22,96,414, the union health ministry informed on Sunday morning.