Ex-India cricketer Chetan Chauhan on ventilator after testing positive for coronavirus and kidney failure

Ex-India cricketer Chetan Chauhan on ventilator after testing positive for coronavirus and kidney failure
Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan’s medical condition has deteriorated after suffering kidney failure and has been put on ventilator support at the Medanta hospital in Gurugram. Chetan Chauhan had also tested positive for coronavirus in July after which he was admitted in the Sanjay Gandhi PGI hospital in Lucknow. He was later admitted to the Medanta hospital. Chauhan was yet to recover from Covid-19 when he developed kidney and blood pressure problems on Friday, due to which the doctors decided to put him on life support. Chauhan, a two-time former Lok Sabha MP, is one of the few former international cricketers who have contracted the virus. The 72-year-old’s family members had also undergone COVID-19 tests in July and were put under home quarantine. Chauhan holds the Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, PRD and Civil Security ministry in the UP cabinet. Till last year, he served as the sports minister of the state. Known to be a gritty player, Chauhan played 40 Tests between 1969 and 1978 and scored 2084 runs at an average of 31.57 with 97 being his highest score. He also played in seven ODIs, scoring 153 runs from them. He and Sunil Gavaskar formed a successful opening partnership, scoring over 3000 runs together with 10 century stands in numerous Tests in the 1970s. Also Read Devotees start thronging Vaishno Devi Shrine as authorities reopen religious places in J-K Chetan Chauhan played Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra and Delhi and was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981. Also Read ‘Thanks a Lot for Your Love’: MS Dhoni Announces Retirement from International Cricket A legend of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni, whose finest hour was to captain India to their second ODI World Cup title in 2011 on home soil, announced his retirement from the international game on August 15. Dhoni, who will lead the Chennai Super Kings into battle in the upcoming IPL in UAE, posted a video on Instagram announcing his decision. Dhoni is currently in Chennai with the Chennai Super Kings squad and will be part of a training camp before they leave for UAE. Dhoni wrote, “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.” Dhoni’s last outing in an India jersey was when they lost against New Zealand in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup in Old Trafford. Since then there was speculation around his future.

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