V. B. Chandrasekhar Age, Death, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameVakkadai 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 ColourBlack Hair ColourSalt & Pepper Cricket International DebutODI- On 10 December 1988 vs. New Zealand Test- Did Not Play Last MatchODI- On 8 March 1990 vs. Australia Cap Number#68 (India) Domestic/State Team(s)Tamil Nadu, Goa Batting StyleRight Handed Batsman Personal Life Date of Birth21 August 1961 (Monday) Age (at the time of death) 57 Years BirthplaceMadras (now Chennai), Madras State (now Tamil Nadu), India Zodiac signLeo Date of Death15 August 2019 (Thursday) Place of DeathChennai, Tamil Nadu, India Death CauseSuicide NationalityIndian HometownChennai, India Educational QualificationsNot Known ReligionHinduism HobbiesSportive Activities, Listening to Carnatic music Relationships & More Marital StatusMarried Family Wife/SpouseSoumya ChildrenSon- None Daughters- 2 ParentsNames 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.
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
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.
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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1. ↑ New Indian Express