Chetan Pratap Singh Chauhan
(चेतन प्रताप सिंह चौहान
) (born July 21, 1947, Bareilly
, Uttar Pradesh
) is a former cricketer
who played 40 Test matches
. He played most of his international cricket in the late 1970s and was the regular opening partner of Sunil Gavaskar
during that period.
He was twice a Member of Parliament
, elected to the Lok Sabha
in Uttar Pradesh.
Chauhan was born in Uttar Pradesh but moved to Poona
in 1960 where his father, an army officer, was transferred. He took his bachelor's degrees at Wadia College in Poona. There he was coached by the former Maharashtra
player Kamal Bhandarkar. Chauhan represented Poona University in the Rohinton Baria trophy in 1966-67 and was selected to represent West Zone for the interzonal Vizzy Trophy
in the same season. He scored 103 against North Zone and 88 & 63 against South Zone in the final. His opening partner in the second innings was Sunil Gavaskar
More success in the Vizzy trophy in 1967 led to his selection in the Maharashtra Ranji
team. Chauhan's first hundred came next year when he was first in and last out against Bombay
on a rain affected wicket where the first six wickets fell for 52. He scored 103 against South Zone in the Duleep Trophy
final against five Test bowlers and was selected to play for India in 1969-70.
Chauhan made his Test debut against New Zealand
at the Bombay
. His first scoring stroke was a... Read More