Chetan Chauhan tests positive for COVID-19: The former Indian opening batsman has tested positive for the prevailing virus.
Former India and opening batsman and current Uttar Pradesh Sports and Youth Development minister Chetan Chauhan has tested positive for COVID-19.
Chauhan, who will turn 73 later this month, has become the first (former) Indian cricketer to have contacted the virus.
Chauhan, who made his Test debut in 1969, ended up playing 40 Tests and seven ODIs for India till 1981. The right-hand batsman’s 2,084 Test runs had come at an average of 31.57 including 16 half-centuries.
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 11, 2020
Chauhan, who had formed a stellar opening pair alongside legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar on the back of 3,127 Test runs while batting together in 60 innings, was the first player to score 2,000 Test runs without a Test century.
Chetan Chauhan tests positive for COVID-19
Chauhan, who successfully contested on a Bhartiya Janata Party ticket from Naugawan Sadat in 2017, has been reportedly admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi PGI hospital in Lucknow. Chauhan’s family members are also likely to undergo the test now.
Previously, veteran Bangladesh seamer Mashrafe Mortaza, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, former batsman Taufeeq Umar, former first-class player Zafar Sarfaraz and former Scotland spinner Majid Haq had all tested positive for COVID-19.
Alhamdulillah, my wife & daughters, Aqsa & Ansha have re-tested after our previously positive results for #COVIDー19, & are now clear. Thanking u all for your continuous well wishes, & may the Almighty bless you and yours. Now back to family time; I’ve missed holding this one 😊 pic.twitter.com/J5mDv7DnBD
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 2, 2020
Talking about the current Pakistani team, as many as 10 Pakistani players had tested positive for coronavirus right before they were scheduled to travel to England last month. While six of them have recovered within days, three of them tested negative earlier this week and only fast bowler Haris Rauf is COVID-19 positive right now.