Chetan Chauhan was a troublesome opening batsman, had great attachment to Indian cricket: Sourav Ganguly

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Chetan Chauhan

Tributes poured in from all corners of Indian cricket fraternity following the unhappy demise of Cricketer-turned-politician Chetan Chauhan. The veteran Indian batsman, 73, handed away on Sunday because of kidney failure after he examined constructive for coronavirus. 

“Deeply anguished” by Chauhan’s passing away, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Sunday recalled the time he spent with the veteran cricketer when he was the supervisor of the Indian cricket group. Ganguly additionally praised Chauhan’s energy as a gap batsman and hailed his fondness for Indian cricket. 

“I’m deeply anguished to be taught of the passing away of Shri Chetan Chauhan. I’ve spent a lot time with him when he was Indian Cricket Workforce’s supervisor. Not solely was he a troublesome opening batsman however was an individual with an incredible sense of humour and had an incredible attachment to Indian cricket. This yr must be forgotten because it has taken quite a lot of expensive individuals away. He’ll all the time stay with us. Might God give energy to his household to beat this loss,” BCCI president mentioned. 

A well known cricketer earlier than he joined politics, he performed 40 Checks between 1969 and 1978 and scored 2,084 runs at a mean of 31.57 with 97 being his highest rating. He additionally performed in seven ODIs, scoring 153 runs from them.

He and Sunil Gavaskar fashioned a profitable opening partnership, scoring over 3,000 runs along with 10 century stands in quite a few Checks within the Seventies.

Chauhan performed Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra and Delhi and was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981.

Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI: “The information of Shri Chetan Chauhan ji’s premature demise has deeply pained me. In him, the nation has not solely misplaced a advantageous cricketer immediately but in addition an incredible human being. His contribution to Indian cricket will all the time be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to his household and buddies.”

Mr Arun Singh Dhumal, Honorary Treasurer, BCCI: “We’ve misplaced a senior member of our fraternity immediately. He had been working laborious to encourage not simply cricket however different sports activities disciplines in his capability first as a Member of Parliament and later as a cupboard minister within the Uttar Pradesh authorities. I prolong my condolences to his household and followers on this hour of grief.”

(with IANS inputs)

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