Former Indian opener VB Chandrasekhar committed suicide as the news declared by Police. However, earlier the report suggested that he passed away in Chennai following a cardiac arrest on Thursday. He was 57. His family includes his wife along with his two daughters.
Police in his report said that Indian former opener Chandrasekhar Committed Suicide as his body was found hanging in the bedroom.
“Chandrasekhar’s wife told the police that she had knocked at the door of his room but there was no response. She then peeped through the window to find him hanging from the ceiling,” inspector Murugan was quoted as saying by TOI.
International and Domestic Career
VB had represented India in seven One-Day International matches scoring 88 runs at an average of 12.57. His highest score was 53 that came against New Zealand on December 15, 1988, in his debut series. He had represented Tamil Nadu as an opener and played a pivotal role in the team’s Ranji title triumph in the 1987-88 season.
Chandrasekhar was a hard-hitting opener who scored 160 in the quarter-final game against Uttar Pradesh and 89 versus Railways in the finals of Ranji Trophy 1987-88, it still remains Tamil Nadu’s last Ranji title till date.
He carried on his form in the Irani trophy as he slammed a century against Rest of India from 56 balls which was the fastest hundred in first-class cricket at that time by an Indian batsman. VB Chandrasekhar’s first-class career consisted of 81 matches, 4999 runs with 237, where he remained uneaten, being his highest score.
After cricket days
VB Chandrasekhar started coaching Tamil Nadu Ranji team and remained with them for a long time. He was the national selector for Indian cricket from 2004 to 2006. He was also the manager of Chennai Super Kings, the second most successful team in IPL, for the initial three years.
However, Chandrasekhar was successful in getting MS Dhoni to the franchise after winning bid of USD 1.5 million in 2008. Chandrasekhar also owned a franchise named VB Kanchi Veerans in Tamil Nadu Premier League. He was the one who taught Rahul Dravid how to play the sweep shot and would discuss a lot about the game with the former skipper.