Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan put on life supportLast updated on Aug 16, 2020, 07:22 pm
Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan has been put on life support at the Medanta hospital in Gurugram.
Chauhan, who had tested positive for COVID-19 in July, recently developed blood pressure and kidney-related issues.
This prompted the doctors to put him on life support, on Friday.
He was initially admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi PGI hospital in Lucknow before getting sifted to the Medanta hospital.
Chauhan contracted the disease in July
Chauhan, a former Lok Sabha member, is one of the former international cricketers to have tested positive for COVID-19.
His family members had also undergone COVID-19 tests in July and were put under home quarantine.
It is understood that Chauhan's condition deteriorated on Friday night.
As per reports, he hadn't recovered from COVID-19 when he had a multi-organ failure.
A DDCA official informs about the development
"Early morning today, Chetan ji had kidney failure and subsequently, had a multi-organ failure. He is currently on life support. We are all praying that he wins this battle," said a senior DDCA official, who is keeping track of the development, told PTI.
A look at his cricket career
Chauhan is known as one of the greatest openers to have served Team India.
In an international career spanning nearly 11 years, he scored 2,084 runs from 40 Test matches at 31.57.
He also smashed 16 fifties during the period.
The 72-year-old has also represented Delhi and Mumbai in First-class cricket, having amassed 11,143 runs at 40.22.
Chauhan formed a successful opening partnership with Sunil Gavaskar
Chetan Chauhan is often remembered for his gutsy stands with Little Master Sunil Gavaskar while opening the innings in Test cricket during 1970s and 80s.
He carried the ability to get behind the line of the ball and thereby complemented Gavaskar with his defiant knocks.
The duo together racked up over 3,000 runs as an opening pair for India.