Chetan Chauhan, a batsman who prospered under-pressure

Chetan Chauhan was a batsman who used to play the seamers excellently. He was known as *Gritty” when he batted. However, he couldn’t get the shine rather the player on the other end got the limelight, Sunil Gavaskar was his opening partner. Both of them were a nightmare opening partner for the bowler.

Chauhan had to become a cricket administrator, however, ended up participating in the fragile politics of Uttar Pradesh.

However, during this Pandemic, on the 16th of August, the minister in BJP, Chetan lost his life after struggling against COVID followed by multiple organ failure. 

The world cup winner of 1983, Madal Lal stated that they had planned a conference while Chetan was hospitalized. However, it couldn’t happen.

Chetan Chauhan, a batsman who prospered under-pressure
Chetan Chauhan, a batsman who prospered under-pressure

Madan Lal was his crew-mate. He stated that he was engaged in verbal conversation with him 15 days before he lost his life. Chetan said to him that he’ll be arriving at the capital to discuss some stuff. Unfortunately, it couldn’t happen.

Chetan Chauhan was born in the city of Bareilly. He grew up in the city of Maharashtra, Pune. Subsequently, he started playing leagues such as the Ranji trophy for the state of Maharashtra. Then after sometime immigrated to the Capital of India and succeeded in debuting for India in 1969. 

Even though he was knocked down following three test games, he returned to the sport in 1973 to create a partnership with Sunil Gavaskar for around 40 test battles in front of the most terror bowling bowled by the seamers. 

Madan Lal stated that he was a terrific gentleman. An awesome cricketer,  a wonderful man by heart. Chetan was vice-president of the Delhi Cricket Association for an enormous amount of time for around 15 years.

Chauhan was chosen in Lok Sabha in 1991 as well as in 1998. He had fallen three times in Lok Sabha 1996,1999, and 2004. 


Chetan Chauhan was a great cricketer. All those who have seen him play are fortunate. He’s ideal for many young cricketers. Many people grew up watching him. 

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