Rajesh Chauhan Biography
Rajesh Chauhan came into the Indian team in 1993 against England and starred in the 3-0 triumph. During that series, he formed a partnership with Anil Kumble and Venkatapathy Raju to take India to victory. Chauhan was an off-spinner and complemented Kumble’s leg-spin. Over the next two years, Chauhan was a regular in the side in Tests with Kumble.
He was out of the side for two years and then returned in 1997, where he was taken apart during the famous Colombo Test, when Sri Lanka put up the world record score. There were a few career highlights though. In 1997, his heroics with the bat in the last over won India an ODI against Pakistan at Karachi. He also holds the record for the longest Test career without being on the losing side. In 21 Tests he played, India remained unbeaten.
Chauhan was dropped after the home series against Australia in 1998 and then retired from First-Class cricket in 2001.
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