Rajesh Chauhan

Rajesh Chauhan

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Rajesh Chauhan Profile

  • Name:
  • Rajesh Chauhan
  • Born:
  • December 19, 1966
  • Father:
  • Govind Raja Chauhan

Rajesh Chauhan Biography

Rajesh Chauhan is a former Indian cricketer best known for the historic ‘sixer’ in the last over, thereby sealing a memorable win for India against Pakistan in Karachi in 1997. He scored the sixer against Saqlain Mushtaq and helped India to win the second game against Pakistan in Wills Challenge Cup at Karachi . It was India’s answer to Javed Miandad’s last ball six off Chetan Sharma at Australasia Cup for Pakistan in Sharjah in the year 1986. Rajesh played 21 Tests and 35 one-day international matches for India from 1993 to 1998 and is employed with the Bhilai Steel Plant as PRO. He along with Anil Kumble and Venkatapathy Raju forms the most successful trio of Indian spin in the 1990s. 48-year-old former cricketer suffered a massive stroke in July 2014. In 2007 he was seriously injured in a car accident too, and was survived.


He was born on 19 December 1966, Ranchi, Bihar. His father Govind Raja Chauhan was also a cricketer, who played Ranji Trophy in 1957 & Duleep Trophy in 1964. Rajesh Chauhan is a left- arm spinner and a right-handed batsman who played for Mumbai team in the first class cricket. He made his test debut at Kolkata against England in January 1993 and played his last game against Australia at the same ground in 1998. He played 21 test games for the 5 years and 47 test wickets in total. 4/48 is his best performance.   


His ODI debut happened in Columbo Sri Lanka in 1993 and last one was played at Margao, and both games were against Sri Lanka. He formerly served as the Chairman of All-India Youth Wing of Kutch Gurjar Kshatriya community for years 1993–96.

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Updated: July 10, 2014

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