V.B. Chandrasekhar, the Tamil Nadu opener and Former India Cricketer. He got a cardiac arrest on Thursday in Chennai. He passed away after the cardiac arrest at the age of 57.
V.B. Chandrasekhar represented India in seven ODIs and his highest score in an inning is 53. He has made 4999 runs in 81 first-class matches of which his highest score is an unbeaten 237 runs. His average score is 43.09 and has made 10 centuries.
After his astounding cricketing career, where he was a part of the last Tamil Nadu group to triumph in the Ranji Trophy in 1988 – he later drove the Stateside and afterward quickly played for Goa – Chandrasekhar focussed on instructing and analysis.
Chandrasekhar was the coach of the Tamil Nadu’s Ranji Team and he was with the game for a long time. He was also the manager of Chennai Super Kings of IPL for the first three years was instrumental in getting World Cup-winning captain M.S. Dhoni to CSK.
He had a special bond with Rahul Dravid, India’s former captain and spent hours discussing topics related to Cricket with Rahul Dravid. “I taught Rahul how to sweep,” he would state with radiance in his eyes.
Former cricketers expressed their grief
“It’s an absolute shock for me. I cannot believe it. He was an outstanding attacking batsman. It’s unfortunate that he did not play for more for India,” said former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
“We also did commentary together after our playing days. He was a warm person,” Srikkanth added.
Terrible news…VB…too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 15, 2019
Former India leg-spinner V.V. Kumar said, “I live close to his house, used to meet VB regularly. It is a huge blow to all of us. Along with Srikkanth, he was the most aggressive batsman Tamil Nadu has ever produced.” said former India leg-spinner V.V. Kumar.
Extremely sad & shocked to hear about the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar sir. His consistent efforts made it possible to set the right foundation of the CSK team. He always encouraged & believed in us since very beginning. My deepest condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/g2mtq8wRos
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 15, 2019
Tamil Nadu’s cricket has lost a truly decent individual, a marvelous conversationalist, whose enthusiasm for the game knew no limits. V.B will be missed.