Former India opener Chetan Chauhan passes away

 Former India opener Chetan Chauhan passes away

It was just a coincidence that one came to know of the passing away of former India Test cricket team opener and administrator Chetan Chauhan from a tweet by another India Test cricket team opener Virendra Sehwag. The 73-year-old cricketer, who in many a innings opened with the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, had tested Covid-19 positive. He is survived by his wife and son Vinayak. The news of his demise was confirmed by his brother, Pushpendra Chauhan. “My elder brother Shri Chetan Chauhan has left us today after fighting a good battle. I sincerely thank everyone who had prayed for his recovery. His son Vinayak will be reaching anytime and we will then perform last rites,” Pushpendra said in a statement to a news agency.

Chauhan played 40 Tests during his 12-year-long cricket career and scored 2084 runs with 16 half-centuries. With Sunil Gavaskar, Chauhan formed a potent opening partnership for India. Chauhan had served the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) as president, vice-president, secretary and chief selector. He was also the manager of the Indian team during their tour of Australia. Chauhan was elected to the Lok Sabha twice from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, in 1991 and 1998. He was an Arjuna Award winner too.


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