Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan, who had been admitted in a hospital after being tested positive for COVID-19, breathed his last on Sunday.The 73-year-old Chauhan,who was also a Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh government,was admitted at the Sanjay Gandhi PGI Hospital in Lucknow after testing COVID-19 positive.
“Early morning today,Chetan ji had a kidney failure and subsequently,had multi-organ failure.He is currently on life support.We are all praying that he wins this battle,” a senior DDCA official said,
Chauhan, who represented India in 40 Tests,had also been the longest serving opening partner to the legendary Sunil Gavaskar.
He has served the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) in various capacities President, Vice-President, Secretary and Chief Selector apart from being Manager of the Indian Team during their tour of Australia.
Having made his debut as a 22-year-old against Mumbai,Chetan was known to be one of the most courageous batsmen of his generation.One of the most memorable moments of his career as an opener was the 213-run stand he put with Gavaskar at The Oval in 1979
Apart from playing 40 Tests, he also represented India in 7 ODIs. He scored 2084 and 153 runs respectively in both the formats. He represented Delhi and Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy competition.