By: PTI | Pune |
Published: August 17, 2020 1:17:46 pm
Chetan Chauhan performed 40 Tests for India. (File Photo/BCCI)
Former India participant Chandu Borde and ex-Maharashtra pacer Pandurang Salgaonkar paid wealthy tribute to Chetan Chauhan, remembering him as an “energetic and a helpful” teammate when he represented Maharashtra in his taking part in days.
Chauhan, considered one of Indian cricket’s most well-known batsmen with out a world hundred, died on Sunday as a consequence of COVID-19 associated issues after being placed on life assist for practically 36 hours. Chauhan studied in Pune and additionally performed for Maharashtra below Borde.
“When he played for Maharashtra, he was one person, who had positive outlook for cricket,” Borde, who was additionally a former selector and cricket supervisor, advised PTI. “He was full of confidence and he was very hardworking. Not only that he was a gutsy player. I personally feel he was an asset to the team – both India and Maharashtra. He was all the very positive and that was good for the team. He also used to encourage everybody and there was a confidence in his talk,” he added.
Salgaonkar, who can also be a famous curator, stated Chauhan helped him in his preliminary days.
“I have played with Chauhan for Maharashtra and in my initial years he was very helpful to me. Because of Chetan, there was encouragmemt for younger players,” the 70-year-old stated.
“He was an opening batsman and I was an opening bowler and we had a good tuning. He used to like to play me (in the nets), that is one of the thing. He was very helpful to everybody. When I came into the team, there was an uncomfortable feeling and he was the one, who helped me tide over it,” recalled Salgaonkar.
Chauhan, who was 73, was serving because the Minister of Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, and Civil Security within the Uttar Pradesh cupboard.
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