Former India opener and Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Chetan Chauhan has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been hospitalised in the Sanjay Gandhi PGI at Lucknow.
Chauhan’s family members will also be tested for COVID-19 infection. They have been put under home quarantine
Chauhan, a former India opener who formed a strong pair with Sunil Gavaskar currently holds the ministerial portfolio of of Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, PRD and Civil Security in Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet.
The 72-year-old cricketer-turned politician was tested for novel coronavirus on Friday after showing symptoms for influenza like illness.
Chauhan had represented India in 40 Tests and seven one day internationals between 1969 and 1981. Accumulating 2,084 runs in Test cricket, Chetan could never breach the 100-run mark even when Gavaskar was hitting three-digit scores with a consistency to become the highest Test centurion in that era.
Chauhan, a former Lok Sabha MP, is the first international cricketer in the country to test positive for COVID-19 infection.
He has also been a cricket administrator in Delhi and District Cricket Association.