Chetan Chauhan dies of COVID-19
Former Indian batsman Chetan Chauhan, who was diagnosed with Coronavirus dies of COVID-19, at the age of 73 on Sunday, the country’s cricket commission (BCCI) said.
Chauhan, who played for India between 1969-1981, teamed up with the great Sunil Gavaskar at the top of the order where his patience and relentless determination helped the duo put together 10th-century stands.
Chauhan was admitted to hospital in July when he tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was on a ventilator when his health deteriorated over the weekend.
“The BCCI expresses its sorrow over the death of Chetan Chauhan,” the statement read. “The former Indian cricketer was admitted to a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 and took his last breath on Sunday.
BCCI President and former cricketer Sourav Ganguly said he was “deeply distressed” by Chauhan’s death.
“I spent so much time with him when he was the manager of the Indian cricket team,” Ganguly said. “Not only was he a tough opening batsman, but he was a person with an amazing sense of humor and a huge attachment to Indian cricket.
“This year should be forgotten because it took away a lot of dear people. He will always stay with us.
Chauhan played 40 tests for India after making his debut in 1969 and racked up more than 11,000 races in 179 first-class matches, including 21 centuries and 59 50s.