Published:17 August 2020
BCCI stated that the former Indian Test Open Batman Chetan Chauhan had a 30-year career and died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 73 years old.
The chairman of the Indian Cricket Control Committee said: "This year needs to be forgotten because it has taken away many dear people. He (Johan) will stay with us forever. May God provide his family with the strength to overcome this loss ." Sourav Ganguly in a statement.
Janguly remembers right-handed kicker Chauhan who has a great sense of humor and a great attachment to Indian cricket.
Chauhan played 40 Test matches and seven ODIs between 1969-81 and was a long-time opening partner with Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar. Although Chauhan never recorded a Test century, he scored 2084 Test runs in a career that ended after a match against New Zealand at Auckland in 1981.
After retiring from Test cricket, Chauhan served as president of the Delhi and district cricket association. He also toured Australia in 2007-08 with the India cricket team as team manager.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that Johan’s premature death "deeply pained me."
"In his view, this country has lost not only today's outstanding cricket players, but also great people. His contribution to Indian cricket will be remembered forever. I express my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends."