Former India opener Chetan Chauhan, who tested positive for Covid-19 last month, is now on ventilator support at a medical facility in Gurugram. His condition worsened after he suffered multiple organ failure.
Chauhan, 73, who is also a cabinet minister in Uttar Pradesh state government, was admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi PGI Hospital in Lucknow after testing positive for Covid-19 positive on July 12. He was shifted to the hospital in Gurugram after other the complications developed.
“Early morning today, Chetan ji had a kidney failure and, subsequently, had multiple organ failure. He is currently on life support. We are all praying that he wins this battle,” a senior DDCA official, who is keeping track of the development, told PTI on Saturday.
Chauhan, who had played 40 Tests, had been Sunil Gavaskar’s longest serving opening partner.
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He had also served the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) in various capacities – president, vice-president, secretary and chief selector – apart from being manager of the Indian men’s team.
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