Former India cricketer and Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Chetan Chauhan has tested positive for COVID-19.
Chauhan is known for his opening partnerships with the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. He has 2084 runs to his credit in Test cricket but never managed to score a century. He scored 16 half-centuries and had a highest Test score of 97 runs. The pair is one of the most successful Indian opening pairs in history.
Chauhan was the first player in Test history to score more than 2000 runs without a hundred. He was a heavy scorer of runs in domestic cricket. In international cricket, he had built a reputation of being a gritty fighter.
He scored 3022 runs with Gavaskar in their 59 opening stands, ten of which were over 100. He scored 2084 runs in his career. He also played seven ODIs.
Chauhan’s family members will undergo COVID-19 tests and they have been put under home quarantine for now. Chauhan holds the Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, PRD and Civil Security ministry in the UP cabinet. Chauhan, a former Lok Sabha MP, is one of the few former international cricketers who have contracted the virus.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and Scotland’s Majid Haq were among the high-profile names to test positive and recover from the infection.