Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan dies of Covid

New Delhi, August 16

Former India opener Chetan Chauhan died on Sunday resulting from COVID-19 associated issues after being placed on life help for practically 36 hours, his brother Pushpendra Chauhan mentioned.

Chauhan, who performed 40 Tests for India, was 73 and is survived by his spouse and son Vinayak, who’s scheduled to reach from Melbourne later within the day.

“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,” Pushpendra instructed PTI.

Chauhan, who was Sunil Gavaskar’s longest serving opening accomplice, was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi PGI in Lucknow on July 12 after being discovered COVID-19 optimistic.

Due to kidney associated illnesses, his well being deteriorated and he was shifted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram.

On Friday night time, he had a multi-organ failure and was placed on ventilator help. — PTI


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