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In the Sydney Test in 1977, he faced Australian fast bowler Thomson with great bravery. He may have turned a cricketer to a politician, but cricket never got out of his heart. Whether in the corridor of the Lok Sabha or in his cabin in Ferozeshah Kotla, cricket was talked about.
Even after spending a long time on the field, Chauhan remained involved with the game as a selector, administrator and manager. He held high positions in DDCA.
Gavaskar-Chauhan is the second best pair
The opening pair of Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan is the second best pair in the history of Indian Test cricket. The duo added 3010 runs in 59 innings at an average of 53.75. There is also a 213-run partnership played in the 1979 historic Oval Test. The partnership was chased by a record target of 438 runs.
Played 40 Tests but failed to score a century
Chauhan had an unsolicited record. Despite playing forty Tests and scoring over two thousand runs, he never scored a century in Tests. In 1981, Adelaide missed out by just three runs in the Test at 97. Chauhan was also the manager of the Indian team on the disputed Australian tour of 2007, famous for Monkey Gate. During that time also he stood firm with the team.
Chetan Chauhan International Career
Format match run highest average 100/50
Test 40 2084 97 31.57 0/16
ODI 07 153 46 21.85 0/0
… and Chauhan did not bow down to Thomson's bouncer
A ball from Thomson was slashed by Chauhan and the ball went across the boundary. All the players sitting in the pavilion shouted as Master. Chauhan also laughed after seeing him. He got his eye on Thomson. Then what was thomson furious and asked to blow his head.
Gavaskar explained to Chauhan never to make Pacer angry. So Chauhan said that he is also a Rajput, not afraid of him. After this, Thomson bowled fast and dangerous bowling to Chauhan, but he was able to withstand his balls and did not even do it. When Chauhan was out after scoring 127 balls and scoring 42 runs, he had to go to the hospital. There he got a fracture in his thumb.