Age: 57 Years
Marital Status: Married
Death Cause: Suicide
|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
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|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|
|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|
|Date of Death||15 August 2019 (Thursday)|
|Place of Death||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Hobbies||Sportive Activities, Listening to Carnatic music|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Names Not Known|
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.
- 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.
- 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. 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.
- 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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|1.||↑||New Indian Express|