V. B. Chandrasekhar Age, Death, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 57 Years
Death Cause: Suicide
Marital Status: Married

Bio/Wiki
Full Name Vakkadai Biksheswaran Chandrasekhar
Profession(s) Former Indian Cricketer, Coach, Commentator
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper
Cricket
International Debut ODI– On 10 December 1988 vs. New Zealand
Test– Did Not Play
Last Match ODI– On 8 March 1990 vs. Australia
Cap Number #68 (India)
Domestic/State Team(s) Tamil Nadu, Goa
Batting Style Right Handed Batsman
Personal Life
Date of Birth 21 August 1961 (Monday)
Age (at the time of death) 57 Years
Birthplace Madras (now Chennai), Madras State (now Tamil Nadu), India
Zodiac sign Leo
Date of Death 15 August 2019 (Thursday)
Place of Death Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Death Cause Suicide
Nationality Indian
Hometown Chennai, India
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Sportive Activities, Listening to Carnatic music
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Family
Wife/Spouse Soumya
Children Son– None
Daughters– 2
Parents Names Not Known

V.B. Chandrasekhar

Some Lesser Known Facts About V. B. Chandrasekhar

  • Apart from being a batsman, he was also a wicketkeeper.
  • He made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in 1986. He played for the state until 1995. During this period, he established himself as a key player for the state.
  • During 1987-88 season, he had become very successful and scored 551 runs for the state.

    V.B. Chandrasekhar while playing

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V.B. Chandrasekhar while playing

  • He played only 7 ODIs for India and his high score was 53 runs (off 77 balls).
  • In 1991, he performed well and captained Tamil Nadu for a short period of time.
  • Chandrasekhar used to open with Krishnamachari Srikkanth for Tamil Nadu.

    Chandrasekhar and Srikkanth

    Chandrasekhar and Srikkanth

  • From 1995 to 1998, he played for Goa. His highest score was 237 (not out) while playing for Goa against Kerala. He scored 4999 runs and 10 centuries in his first-class career.
  • Chandrasekhar had also served on selection panels at National (2004-06) and State levels. He had also worked as a commentator.
  • He selected M.S. Dhoni for India A against Pakistan in 2006. It is an interesting story that V.B. Chandrasekhar was a national selector at that time and looking for a good wicketkeeper. At that time, no wicketkeeper lived up to Chandrasekhar’s expectations. At one night, M.S. Dhoni knocked his room in Hyderabad and asked for his selection. However, this incident angered Chandrasekhar a bit, but he selected Dhoni for the team. [1]New Indian Express
  • He was the Cricket Manager of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the first three years of the franchise. It is said that he was instrumental in getting the M.S. Dhoni to CSK.
  • In July 2012, he was appointed as the coach of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Team. However, he was sacked from the position as Tamil Nadu performed poorly in Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • He had also run a cricket academy in Chennai, India.
  • Chandrasekhar had close ties with Rahul Dravid. According to him, he taught Dravid how to play sweep-shot. Dravid’s children visited Chandrasekhar’s academy regularly.
  • He owned a team, ‘VB Kanchi Veerans‘ in Tamil Nadu Premier League.

    VB Chandrasekhar during Tamil Nadu Premier League

    VB Chandrasekhar during Tamil Nadu Premier League

  • On 15 August 2019, he committed suicide in his home in Chennai. It is said that he had a huge debt due to which he committed suicide.

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References/Sources:
1 New Indian Express

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