Chetan Chauhan

Chetan Chauhan

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Chetan Pratap Singh Chauhan (चेतन प्रताप सिंह चौहान) (born July 21, 1947, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh) is a former cricketer who played 40 Test matches for India. 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 from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh.

Early days

Chauhan was born in Uttar Pradesh but moved to Poona in Maharashtra 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.

Test cricket

Chauhan made his Test debut against New Zealand at the Bombay. His first scoring stroke was a...
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