Chennai, Aug 15 : Former India opener and National selector V B Chandrasekhar, popularly called as VB in cricketing circles, died on Thursday night due following a massive cardiac arrest. The former dashing Tamil Naduopener of yesteryears, whose
dazzling innings guided the state team to the semifinals where TN beat Mumbai at Tirunelveli, thanks to Robin Singh's good bowling performance, is 57. VB, owner of VB Kanchi Veerans in the ongoing TNPL league, is survived by his wife and two daughters.
He had played seven ODIs between 1988 and 1990, scoring only 88 runs, but he was a prolific run score in the domestic circuit scoring 4,999 runs in 81 games with the highest score of unbeaten 237. He held the record for the fastest hundred in the Ranji Trophy in 56 balls in the Irani Trophy that propelled him into the national team.
An able reader of the game, he became one of the national
selectors when Aussie Greg Chappell was the coach, before
shifting to domestic commentary. (UNI)