Former Indian opener Chetan Chauhan, on Friday, was diagnosed COVID-19 positive and was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi PGI Hospital in Lucknow.
The family members of the former Lok Sabha Member of Parliament will undergo COVID-19 tests on Sunday and have been put under home quarantine.
Chauhan holds the Sainik welfare, home guards, PRD and Civil Security ministry in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet.
As soon as the news broke out, former Indian cricketers RP Singh and Aakash Chopra took to Twitter to pour in their wishes for Chauhan.
“Chetan Chauhan ji is also tested positive for #COVID-19. Sending best wishes in his direction too…get well soon, sir,” Chopra wrote on Twitter.
Chetan Chauhan ji is also tested positive for #COVIDー19. Sending best wishes in his direction too…get well soon, sir. Tough night this one…Big B and Chetan Ji.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 11, 2020
“Just heard about @ChetanChauhanCr ji Chetan has tested positive for #coronavirus . Praying for his speedy recovery,” RP Singh wrote.
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 11, 2020
The news came in the aftermath of the positive diagnosis of Bollywood’s ‘Shehenshah’ Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan.
Earlier, Scottish international Majid Haq was also diagnosed positive for the ailment, which has caused a global pandemic. Also, the likes of Shahid Afridi and Taufiq Umar were diagnosed with the same.
Last month before the routine check-up for the UK tour, ten Pakistani cricketers were found to be COVID-19 positive. However, a week later, nine out of ten players were tested COVID-19 negative and sent to England.
Coming back to Chauhan, the former Indian cricketer forged a successful partnership with batting maestro Sunil Gavaskar, amassing over 3,000 Test runs, piling up ten century stands during the 1970s.
Having played for Delhi and Maharashtra in domestic cricket, Chauhan has represented the country in as many as 47 games (40 Tests and 7 ODIs).