Former India cricketer VB Chandrasekhar, who brought MS Dhoni to Chennai Super Kings, is no more


Indian cricket legends have reacted with shock to the tragic death of former India player VB Chandrasekhar, who was found dead at his home in Chennai on Thursday. Cops are looking at the suicide angle suspecting financial liabilities behind the tragic end of his life.

VB Chandrasekhar

Informing the news of his tragic death, a tweet by the Indian cricket board read, “BCCI regrets to inform that former India opener VB Chandrasekhar is no more. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and his fans.”

Chandrasekhar’s financial liabilities, according to a report by NDTV, are believed to be linked with VB Kanchi Veerans cricket team that he owned in Tamil Nadu premier league. Reacting to his death, former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris wrote, “Very sad to hear the news of VB Chanderasekar passing away. He was supposed to work the @TNPremierLeague final tonight. Sad times at Chepauk this evening.”

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar wrote, “Very sad to hear of the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar. Have fond memories of him. My condolences to his family.”

Former India captain Anil Kumble wrote, “Terrible news…VB…too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”

Former India batsman VVS Laxman wrote, “Deeply saddened and shocked to know about the demise of my good friend VB Chandrasekhar. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul RIP.”

Harbhajan Singh tweeted, “Very shocking to hear VB Chandrashekhar indian cricketer is no more.. very sad news .. very young to go.. rest in peace VB.. Big lose ☹️ condolences to the family.”

Chandrasekhar had represented India in seven One-Day Internationals. Not many would know that Chandrasekhar was the person behind bringing Mahendra Singh Dhoni to Chennai Super Kings by raising the purchase price to $1,5 million in 2008. The price of $ 15 lakh for a player was unheard of in 2008.


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