Former Indian cricketer VB Chandrasekhar dies aged 57: Details here
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
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
Chandrasekhar was under financial burden, believe investigators
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Chandrasekhar made a great impact as an attacking batsman
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'
Terrible news...VB...too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 15, 2019
Harbhajan Singh offers his prayers for Chandrasekhar's family
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
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