Former India opener and national selector VB Chandrasekhar passed away in Chennai yesterday. According to a media report, the 57-year-old Chandrasekhar committed suicide at his residence in Mylapore. He was feeling under financial crisis for some time. His body was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his bedroom on the first floor.
The dashing Tamilnadu right-hander of yesteryears, who was only six days short of his 58th birthday, is survived by his wife and two daughters. Chandrasekhar played 7 ODIs between 1988 and 1990, scoring only 88 runs, but at the domestic level he was prolific for a few seasons, aggregating 4,999 runs in 81 games with a highest score of 237 not out.