Former Indian cricketer and politician, Chetan Chauhan, who had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier, died today at 73. His brother, Pushpendra Chauhan, said that he succumbed due to COVID-19 related complications after being put on life support for almost 36 hours.
Chauhan had been admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi PGI Hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 on July 12. On August 14, he was put on ventilator support after suffering multi-organ failure.
“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,” news agency PTI quoted Pushpendra.
Chauhan had represented India in 40 Test matches. Best known for being the longest-serving opening partner to Sunil Gavaskar, he later went on to serve the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) in various ways.