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Chetan Chauhan: Ex-India opener, 73, dies after suffering with Covid-19


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Chetan Chauhan: Ex-India opener, 73, dies after suffering with Covid-19

Chauhan formerly held the record for the most Test runs without making a century (2,084) – it has only been surpassed by Shane Warne (3,154)Former India opener Chetan Chauhan has died at the age of 73, a month after being diagnosed with Covid-19.The right-hander played 40 Tests for his country between 1969 and 1981, mostly…

Chetan Chauhan: Ex-India opener, 73, dies after suffering with Covid-19
Chetan Chauhan in action against Australia in 1978
Chauhan formerly held the record for the most Test runs without making a century (2,084) – it has only been surpassed by Shane Warne (3,154)

Former India opener Chetan Chauhan has died at the age of 73, a month after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The right-hander played 40 Tests for his country between 1969 and 1981, mostly as the opening partner of India batting legend Sunil Gavaskar.

He made 2,084 Test runs, with a highest score of 97 against Australia in 1981.

After retirement, he held various positions with the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association, and also served as the India team manager.

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Chauhan also entered politics, twice being elected to the Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of parliament, and was a cabinet minister in his home state of Uttar Pradesh.

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