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Rajesh Chauhan

Rajesh Chauhan
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 21 35
Runs scored 98 132
Batting average 7.00 10.15
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 23 32
Balls bowled 4749 1634
Wickets 100 29
Bowling average 39.51 41.93
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 4/48 3/29
Catches/stumpings 12/- 10/-
Source: [1], 4 February 2006

Rajesh Chauhan     (born 19 December 1966, Ranchi, Bihar) is a former Indian cricketer who played in 21 Tests and 35 ODIs from 1993 to 1998. He was part of the Indian spin trio of Kumble (Leg break) -Raju (Left arm orthodox)-Chauhan (Off break), in the 1990s.

Although his own contributions were only of limited value, India lost none of the 21 Tests in which he played. The record,for which he is perhaps remembered most for his last-over six off Saqlain Mushtaq at Karachi in 1997, which sealed a four-wicket win for India against Pakistan.

In April 2007 he was seriously injured in a car accident. He suffered multiple fractures as well as bruising on his leg, back, hand and head. He currently resides in Bhilai - Chhattisgarh running a business. He is now PRO in Bhilai Steel Plant.[2][3]

His father Govind Raja Chauhan, who lived in Ranchi, was also a cricketer and played Ranji Trophy in 1957 & Duleep Trophy in 1964.[4] Their ancestral village is Vidi in Kutch and he belongs to a small community known as Kutch Gurjar Kshatriya.[4][5]Rajesh also served as Chairman of All-India Youth Wing of Kutch Gurjar Kshatriya community for years 1993–96 and is an active social member of the community.[4]

On 7 July 2014 suffered a massive cardiac arrest around 6.30 a.m. at his residence in Bhilai in Durg district and was rushed to the Sector-9 Hospital of the Bhilai Steel Plant.He was later referred to the Apollo BSR Hospital in Bhilai.[6] He survived and is currently living in Bhilai.

References

  1. ^ ESPN Cricketinfo Rajesh Chauhan, India
  2. ^ Rajesh Chauhan injured in road accident
  3. ^ Ex-cricketer Rajesh Chauhan injured
  4. ^ a b c Kutch Gurjar Kshatriya Samaj : A brief History & Glory by Raja Pawan Jethwa. (2007)
  5. ^ "कच्छ गुर्जर समाज का मिलन समारोह". Dainik Bhaskar. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cricketer Rajesh Chauhan suffers cardiac arrest". ABP Live. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
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