On his birthday, we look at the life of Chetan Chauhan, with whom Sunil Gavaskar has ten Test century partnerships. 

The birthday of Sunil Gavaskar's opening partner

The Test legend played for West Zone Universities and then for Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy.

Early life and career

Chauhan played in a game against them representing India XI. He scored a duck and 31, opening the batting with Budhi Kunderan in both innings.

Played in India XI vs International XI

Chauhan was an opening batter who played 40 Tests, scoring 2084 runs with a best of 97. He does not have a Test hundred, and is only second to Warne on this list.

An unwanted record

They had 11 century stands in total, of which 10 were for the opening wicket. Their best opening stand of 213 came at The Oval Test of 1979, where Gavaskar s double nearly inspired India to an unlikely victory while chasing a huge score. 

Partnership with Sunil Gavaskar

Chauhan, who had tested positive for Covid-19 in early July, passed away on August 16 at the age of 73. 

Unfortunate death

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