Indian cricket’s man of steel turned politician, Chetan Chauhan is no more. After testing COVID-19 positive, he developed multiple complications and was put on ventilator support but died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 73.
An opener for team India, Chetan Chauhan played 40 Test matches for the country from 1969 to 1978, scoring 2500+runs. He also had the longest opening partner in red-ball cricket with Sunil Gavaskar, sharing ten hundred run partnerships for the first wicket.
The entire cricketing fraternity mourned Chetan Chauhan’s death with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the way. Have a look:
Shri Chetan Chauhan Ji distinguished himself as a wonderful cricketer and later as a diligent political leader. He made effective contributions to public service and strengthening the BJP in UP. Anguished by his passing away. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2020
Shocked to hear about the passing of Shri. Chetan Chauhan ji. May his soul rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers are with his family. 🙏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 16, 2020
My deep condolences to Chetan Chauhan's family and well wishers on his passing. Om Shanti !
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 16, 2020
Saddened to hear the passing of Chetan Chauhan. Fondly remember our conversations on the 2007/8 tour of Australia. Heartfelt condolences to his family. 🙏🏽
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 16, 2020