Former Indian player Chetan Chauhan succumbs to COVID-19 and organ failures at the age of 73.
On August 16, former Indian opener Chetan Chauhan died at the age of 73 in a local hospital in Gurugram after being placed on life support for nearly 36 hours. Last month, Chauhan had tested positive for COVID-19 and had suffered from multiple organ failures since then.
His death had been confirmed by his brother Pushpendra who said, ‘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’.
Messages of condolences poured in for Chauhan’s family, including BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. He says, ‘I am deeply anguished to learn of the passing away of Shri Chetan Chauhan. I have spent so much time with him when he was the Indian Cricket Team's manager’.
‘Not only was he a tough opening batsman but was a person with a tremendous sense of humour and had a tremendous attachment to Indian cricket. This year needs to be forgotten as it has taken a lot of dear people away. He will always remain with us. May God give strength to his family to overcome this loss’, he added.
After his retirement, he worked as a manager of the Indian team. Aside from that, he also worked for the DDCA as an administrator, president, vice-president, secretary, and chief selector at different times.
Chauhan spent 12 years on his international career which had him play in 40 Tests and seven ODIs. On the domestic level, he had been able to score a total of 11,173 first-class runs at an average of 40.22. To learn more about how cricket is played, check out Betwala.
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