Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021
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Ever because the information concerning the dying of former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan, who handed away on Sunday on the age of 73 years broke out, there have been a number of posts on social media with present and former cricketers, politicians and folks from different walks of life condoling his demise.

He was an individual who performed many various roles. A few of these roles and the tales related to them are famously recognized. As an illustration his opening partnership with one other Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar, the place the 2 of them scored over 3000 runs along with 10 century stands in quite a few Exams within the Nineteen Seventies.

One other in style trivia round Chetan Chauhan is about his profession statistics. He went on to amass 2084 runs at 31.57 with 16 half-centuries however was by no means in a position to rating within the three digits, with the highest-score of 97 in opposition to Australia in Adelaide within the 1980-81 collection.

Though, persons are aware of his position as an administrator he served the Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) in varied capacities as president, vice-president, secretary and chief selector only a few do not forget that he had a short stint because the supervisor of the Indian cricket staff throughout Australia’s historic tour of India in 2001.

This was the time when Crew India was simply overcoming the match-fixing allegations that had hit cricket world over, and plenty of directors felt that some good cricketing motion was required to rebuild the religion of the followers throughout the nation.


The mighty Australians arrived in India for a three-match Check collection, on the again of 15 consecutive victories. Many cricket consultants imagine {that a} new Crew India took rise below the management of Sourav Ganguly in that collection.

That is the Check collection the place after getting demolised by Australia within the first Check in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, and being utterly outplayed within the first innings of the second Check at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid batted out a whole day and stitched a 376-run partnership, earlier than a younger cricketer named Harbhajan Singh got here on to the sector and wreaked havoc together with his spin bowling. And the remainder as they are saying is historical past.

It was below the tutelage of Chetan Chauhan that one in every of India’s most well-known Check collection victory passed off.

No surprise that on Sunday, the present BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly, who was the Indian skipper within the Check collection, expressed his “deep anguish” on the demise of Chetan Chauhan.

“I’m deeply anguished to be taught of the passing away of Chetan Chauhan. I’ve spent a lot time with him when he was Indian cricket staff’s supervisor. Not solely was he a tricky opening batsman however was an individual with an amazing sense of humour and had an amazing attachment to Indian cricket,” Ganguly mentioned in an announcement.

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