Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan has tested positive for Covid-19, it has emerged. Chetan Chauhan was tested for Covid-19 on Friday and the result turned out to be positive.
Chauhan’s family members are also going to undergo tests for Covid-19, they have been put under home quarantine for the moment. Chauhan has been admitted in the Sanjay Gandhi PGI hospital in Lucknow.
Chauhan is the third former international cricketer who has contracted the virus after ex-Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and Scotland’s Majid Haq, both of whom have recovered from the disease since their diagnosis.
10 players of the Pakistan cricket team had also tested positive for Covid-19 before their departure for the tour of England last month.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra tweeted immediately after the news broke of Chauhan’s positive Covid test, wishing him a speedy recovery. Chopra also wished legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, who also tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday.
Chetan Chauhan played 40 Tests and 7 ODIs for India, scoring 2084 runs at an average of 31.57 in red-ball cricket while in the 50-overs format he managed 153 runs at 21.85.
Chetan Chauhan played Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra and Delhi and was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981.