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Former Indian cricketer and Uttar Pradesh’s Cabinet Minister Chetan Chauhan passed away on August 16

Former Indian cricketer and Uttar Pradesh’s Cabinet Minister Chetan Chauhan passed away on August 16, 2020 at Medanta hospital in Gurugram.

 

According to the reports, Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan succumbed to multi-organ failure and has been put to life support for nearly 36 hours . His condition further deteriorated  after he tested positive for coronavirus in Sanjay Gandhi PGI Hospital in Lucknow on 12th July, 2020.

 

73-year-old Chauhan is the  second UP Minister of Yogi Adityanath government to die of Covid-related complications after Kamla Rani Varun earlier this month.

 

 

Key highlights of his journey :

 

Born in Uttar Pradesh, Chauhan was elected to the state assembly from Naugawan in Amroha district.

 

A well-known cricketer before he joined politics, Chauhan played 40 Tests between 1969 and 1978 and scored 2,084 runs at an average of 31.57 with 97 being his highest score.

 

His cricketing career lasted for 12 years and he was also awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1981.

 

Chauhan was known for his opening partnership with Sunil Gavaskar.

 

He also played in seven ODIs, and finished his career with 153 ODI runs at an average of 21.85.

 

On the domestic level, Chauhan played for Delhi and Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy.

 

 He had 11,173 first-class runs to his name at an average of 40.22.

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