Condolences poured in on Friday for former India cricketer VB Chandrasekhar who committed suicide a day ago in Chennai.
A news report quoted Chandrasekhar’s family member as saying that the 57-year-old was upset over the losses incurred while running a cricket league team and thus he committed suicide on Thursday. He owned a team called VB Kanchi Veerans in the Tamil Nadu Cricket League and was also running a cricket coaching centre.
The report said that his body was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his bedroom.
“BCCI regrets to inform that former India opener VB Chandrasekhar is no more. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and his fans,” tweeted the Indian cricket board while offering their condolences.
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
“Deeply saddened and shocked to know about the demise of my good friend VB Chandrasekhar. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul RIP,” wrote VVS Laxman.
Deeply saddened and shocked to know about the demise of my good friend VB Chandrasekhar. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul RIP.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2019
“Terrible news…VB..too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,” said Anil Kumble.
Terrible news…VB…too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 15, 2019
Chandrasekhar, a right-handed opener batsman was well-known for his hard-hitting abilities. He represented India in seven ODIs, with an innings of 53 being his highest score. In 81 first-class matches, Chandrasekhar amassed 4999 runs with a highest score of an unbeaten 237 at an average of 43.09. He made 10 centuries.
Chandrasekhar was a batsman who blasted a 56-ball century – the then fastest hundred in India’s first-class competition in the Irani Cup tie against Rest of India after Tamil Nadu’s victory in March 1988.
See some more tweets condoling Chandrasekhar’s death:
One of the main architects behind CSK’s strong foundation and brand of cricket! V B Chandrasekhar’s contribution to TN cricket as a player, mentor and official is immeasurable. He was an intergral part of the Super Kings family and it is truly a personal loss to all of us. 😞 pic.twitter.com/G8AdRdBmTz
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) August 16, 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
(With inputs from IANS)