Former India cricketer and cabinet minister in Uttar Pradesh state government, Chetan Chauhan breathed his last on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest in the hospital. He was suffering from kidney and blood pressure related issues. He was tested positive for covid-19 in July. He was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram.
Chauhan played 40 tests and scored 2084 runs at an average of 31.57. His highest score was 97. He played 7 ODIs, scoring 153 runs from them. He known as a gritty player, played between 1969 and 1978. He and Sunil Gavaskar in opening partnership scored 3000 runs with 10 century stands in numerous Tests in the 1970s. He played Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra and Delhi and was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981. He served as president, vice president, secretary, and chief selector in Delhi and District Cricket Association(DDCA). After his cricketing career, he joined BJP. He won MP election from Amroha constituency twice, in 1991 and 1998.