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Mr. CHETAN CHAUHAN

Sports Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Mr. Chetan Chauhan, former Indian cricketer and newly appointed Sports Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He has been the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) Vice-President and also managed cricket and logistic affairs of the state body for years.

He is also a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Award.

One of the most well known  opening batsmen in Indian cricket, Chetan Chauhan was  Sunil Gavaskar's partner in numerous Tests in the 70s and early 80s. The pair is the most successful Indian opening pair with ten century partnerships. He was always a difficult batsman to dislodge and his patience and dogged qualities stood India in very good stead in 40 Tests in the period 1969 to 1981. He made his debut as a 22-year-old against New Zealand at Mumbai and also played against Australia the same season.