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Former India opener Chetan Chauhan is now on ventilator support

August 15, 2020 05:41 PM

New Delhi, August 15
The health condition of former India opener Chetan Chauhan, who tested positive for COVID-19 last month, has worsened after he developed multi-organ failure. He is now on ventilator support at a medical facility in Gurugram.

The 73-year-old Chauhan, who is also a Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh Government, was admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi PGI Hospital in Lucknow after testing COVID-19 positive on July 12.

His condition did not improve and after other complications developed, he was shifted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram.

Chauhan played 40 Tests for India and had been legendary Sunil Gavaskar's longest-serving opening partner.

He has served the Delhi amp; Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) in various capacities ndash; president, vice-president, secretary and chief selector ndash; apart from being the manager of the Indian cricket team during their tour of Australia.

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