Former Indian opener V B Chandrasekhar committed suicide by hanging in his Mylapore residence in Chennai on Thursday night because of financial troubles. The police have registered a case of unnatural death and sent the body for post-mortem examination in the Government Royapettah Hospital.
He was 57 and leaves his wife and two daughters. The cause for the suicide was believed to be heavy debts he had incurred in Tamil Nadu Premier League in which his team V B Kanchi Veerans played.
VB, as he was popularly known, was known for his astute cricketing brain. He was a key member of the Tamil Nadu team winning the Ranji Trophy in 1987-88 He played for Tamil Nadu till 1994-95. His performance earned a place in India’s limited over One Day Internationals.
Chandrasekhar represented the country in seven One Day Internationals during 1989-90 . He was responsible for picking M S Dhoni as captain for the Chennai Super Kings.
In a condolence message, his team mate in CSK Suresh Raina said :“his consistent efforts made the right foundation for the CSK team. He always believed in us and encouraged us”.