Written byAyush Gupta ·
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 regrets to inform that former India opener VB Chandrasekhar is no more. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and his fans.— BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2019
The investigation regarding his possible suicide is underway.
The franchise, that has been playing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, ever since its inception in 2016, was owned by the former cricketer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Terrible news...VB...too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 15, 2019
Very shocking to hear VB Chandrashekhar indian cricketer is no more.. very sad news .. very young to go.. rest in peace VB.. Big lose ☹️ condolences to the family 🙏🙏 @CSKFansOfficial @ChennaiIPL @BCCI— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 15, 2019
Very sad to hear the news of VB Chanderasekar passing away. He was supposed to work the @TNPremierLeague final tonight. Sad times at Chepauk this evening— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) August 15, 2019
Love Sports news?
Subscribe to stay updated.