VB Chandrasekhar passes away at 57

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16 Aug 2019

Former Indian cricketer VB Chandrasekhar dies aged 57: Details here

Former Indian cricketer VB Chandrasekhar passed away at his residence in Chennai on Thursday. He was aged 57.

However, controversy has surrounded regarding his death after he was found hanging, as police suspect it as a suicide.

While no suicide note has been found, police believe that financial liabilities could be the reason behind his suspected suicide.

Here's more on the issue.

BCCI offers condolences to Chandrasekhar's family

Possible reason

Chandrasekhar was under financial burden, believe investigators

Chandrasekhar was under financial burden, believe investigators

The investigation regarding his possible suicide is underway.

Meanwhile, the investigators feel that severe financial burden, relating to his TNPL franchise VB Kanchi Veerans, could be the reason for it.

The franchise, that has been playing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, ever since its inception in 2016, was owned by the former cricketer.

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Depression

Chandrasekhar's wife said he was depressed due to financial losses

Investigating officer Inspector Senthil Murugan said that Chandrasekhar's wife had knocked on his door, but there was no response.

As she peeped through the window, she saw him hanging from the ceiling.

"She also informed us that VB was depressed due to the losses that he had incurred in his cricket business," said Murugan.

Shocked Badrinath

Subramanium Badrinath expresses shock at Chandrasekhar's demise

Subramanium Badrinath expresses shock at Chandrasekhar's demise

Former Tamil Nadu captain Subramanium Badrinath was shocked to hear the news, as he said that Chandrasekhar was the man who brought him to CSK in the IPL.

He was ready to help anyone in regards to the game.

"I met him just a few days ago. He looked so fit, everything was fine, I can't believe he is no more," said Badrinath.

Srikkanth grieves

Krishnamachari Srikkanth recalls his old days with Chandrasekhar following demise

Former Indian skipper Krishnamachari Srikkanth too expressed grieve at Chandrasekhar's demise as he recalled the day the latter took apart ROI bowlers like Sanjeev Sharma and Narendra Hirwani.

He dubbed Chandrasekhar as a great entertainer and a friend.

"I have opened with him so many times and shared a great camaraderie with him during our commentary stints in recent years," said Srikkanth.

Attacking batsman

Chandrasekhar made a great impact as an attacking batsman

Chandrasekhar made a great impact as an attacking batsman

Chandrasekhar was well-known for his attacking style of batting, as he played seven ODIs for India.

He was also a member of the 1987 Ranji Trophy-winning Tamil Nadu team, while he later also played for Goa, before becoming a national selector, state coach and commentator.

He also smashed the then fastest First-Class century, off 56 balls, during the 1988 Irani Trophy, against ROI.

Anil Kumble terms Chandrasekhar's demise as 'terrible news'

Harbhajan Singh offers his prayers for Chandrasekhar's family

Scott Styris too expresses his grieve

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Chandrasekhar never played a Test for India.

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Chandrasekhar made his ODI debut on December 1988.

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Chandrasekhar played his last ODI on March 1990.

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Chandrasekhar played as a wicket-keeper batsman.

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