Former India opener VB Chandrasekhar dies aged 57

Former India opener VB Chandrasekhar dies aged 57

Former Indian national cricketer VB Chandrasekhar has died in what investigators now suspect was suicide prompted by worries about debt, police said Friday.

The Mylapore police have registered a case under 174 CrPc confirming that it was a case of suicide.

Chandrasekhar is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Chandrasekhar was also actively involved with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the capacity of a cricket manager He represented India in seven ODIs, while he amassed 4,999 runs at 43.09 in his first-class career. Remembered as a hard-hitting opening batsman, Chandrasekhar was a key member of the Tamil Nadu team that won the state's second Ranji Trophy title in 1987-88. Then she peeped through the window and found him hanging. Not many would know that it was the former India cricketer who made the winning bid of $1.5 million for Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the inaugural auction. "Yesterday, before going to his room, he had tea with his family at 5.45pm", said Senthil Murugan, the investigating officer.

Very sad to hear of the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar. "My condolences to his family", former India great Sachin Tendulkar tweeted. Chandrasekhar's death has caused shock and sadness among cricket enthusiasts and cricket fans alike.


In shock, the cricketing fraternity across the country expressed their sense of loss at the sudden demise of VB. My deepest condolences to the family.

"Very sad to hear the news of VB Chandrasekhar passing away".

Unfortunately, his technique was found out during a tri-series in New Zealand in 1990, ensuring that he never played for India again.

Former India captain Krish Srikkanth, who had opened several times in the past with VB, said he was shocked to learn about the death of his erstwhile batting partner, adding he was a very nice person.

A former national selector, TV commentator and fondly called VB, he was a widely liked figure in cricket circles. "Big lose condolences to the family", Harbhajan wrote.

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