Ex Cricketer, Selector Commits Suicide

Ex Cricketer, Selector Commits Suicide

Former Team India cricketer, opening batsman and former cricket selector VB Chandrasekhar has committed suicide at his residence in Mylapore, Chennai on Thursday night. VB Chandrasekhar was 57-year-old. He was found hanging from ceiling at his residence yesterday. It was suspected that the financial issues could have forced him to take up the extreme step. Chandrasekhar was known for his aggressive batting style. He had played Seven One Day Internationals for India and came as opening batsman. Chandrasekhar was the first Operations Director of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) when it was started in 2008.

According to reports, Chandrasekhar had not left any suicide note. Chandrasekhar's wife Soumya informed cops that she had knocked the door of his room and there was no response. She said she was shocked when she had peeped through his room's window as he was found hanging from the ceiling. Soumya said he was depressed due to the losses he got in his cricket business.

VB had invested in Tamil Nadu Premier League (TPL) where he owned Kanchi Veerans team. The poor performance of the team had incurred losses to VB Chandrasekhar. Apparently, he had taken around Rs 3 Crore loan from a bank. The bank had sent notices to him to repay the loan last month.

After having tea last evening with his family, VB had gone to his room and locked the door and hanged himself. Several cricketers of Indian team have mourned his untimely demise.