Srinagar, Aug 16: Former India opener Chetan Chauhan who had tested positive for the COVID-19 has passed away on Sunday at the age of 73.
As per reports Chauhan, had tested positive for COVID-19 in July and was yet to recover fully when a further infection affected his kidneys and caused blood pressure problems.
After testing positive for Covid-19, Chauhan was hospitalised at the Sanjay Gandhi PGI hospital in Lucknow. He was later moved to Gurugram’s Medanta hospital. On Friday night, Chauhan’s condition deteriorated, after which the doctors put him on life support.
Apart from being former India opener Chetan Chauhan was cricket administrator who had served Delhi Cricket in various capacities . He had also served India team as manager.
Chauhan was twice elected to the Lok Sabha from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, in 1991 and 1998 and was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981.
Chauhan played 40 Tests scoring 2084 runs with 16 half-centuries and two wickets. With Sunil Gavaskar, Chauhan formed a potent opening partnership for India with the duo scoring over 3000 runs, including 12 century stands.