Chetan Sharma is a retired Indian cricketer and present chief national selector in BCCI who played Tests and ODIs as a fast bowler for India

Chetan was a right-arm fast-medium bowler and played for the Indian cricket team between 1984 and 1994 

He is best remembered for his hat-trick against New Zealand in the 1987 World Cup

He made his first class debut for Punjab at the age of 17 and appeared in One Day Internationals a year later.

He made it memorable by bowling Mohsin Khan with his fifth ball - the third Indian to take a wicket in his first over in Test cricket

He was first noticed when he took 14 wickets in three Tests in Sri Lanka in 1985, including his first five wicket haul

He bettered it in England in 1986 when he took 16 wickets in two Tests, including the first ten-wicket haul by an Indian bowler in that country

He played his last Test in the West Indies in 1989 but continued to represent India in one day internationals until 1994-95

After retiring from cricket, Chetan turned to coach and was associated with the Haryana cricket team for many years. He was also a commentator for various cricket matches

Chetan Sharma’s appointment as the chairman of the selection committee was welcomed by the cricket fraternity