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On Thursday (15th August), just six days away from his 58th birthday, the former Indian cricketer and national selector VB Chandrasekhar passed away. According to some latest media reports, the Police suspect it is a suicide case.
Earlier, there was the news that VB Chandrasekhar passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. However, later, some media have reported that the former cricketer might have committed suicide as he was found dead hanging at his home in Chennai. Police are suspecting financial crisis, but they haven’t gotten any suicide note.
Chandrasekhar is survived by his wife and two daughters.
VB Chandrasekhar served for the India national cricket team between December 1988 and March 1990. He played seven ODIs for the national side where he scored 88 runs with an average of 12.57. Apart from his best ODI knock of 53 runs as an opening batsman against New Zealand at Indore on 15th December 1988, he had not other memorable performances in the short international career.
VB Chandrasekhar was famous for his versatile roles in Indian cricket
However, he was successful as a domestic cricketer who was famous for aggressive batting. Playing for Tamil Nadu, he achieved many successes. During the Irani Trophy 1988/89 against Rest of India, the Tamil Nadu opener slammed a 56-ball century in the fourth innings, which was the fastest first-class cricket century by an Indian batsman at that time. Chandrasekhar’s 119 runs massively helped Tamil Nadu to win that game by three wickets which had to chase 340 runs in the fourth innings.
Chandrasekhar also led the Tamil Nadu side. In his late domestic career, Chandrasekhar served for Goa. Playing for Goa, he managed his highest first-class score of 237*.
VB Chandrasekhar played 81 first-class matches and 41 List A games where he scored 4,999 runs (average 43.09) and 1,053 runs (average 26.32) respectively.
After his cricket career, Chandrasekhar always stayed with this game. From 2004 to 2006, he was a member of the national selection panel.
Chandrasekhar was also a good coach. He even coached the Tamil Nadu side in 2012/13 season.
The former Indian cricketer also ran a cricket academy in Chennai. He also worked as a commentator.
VB Chandrasekhar also worked as a manager of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He played a crucial role to win the bid of MS Dhoni. Chandrasekhar worked for CSK for the first three seasons.