Former Indian opening batsman VB Chandrasekhar breathed his last following a cardiac arrest on Thursday night. Chandrasekhar, who represented India in 7 ODIs, died in Chennai at the age of 57. He was six days short of his 58th birthday. He also served as a team director of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings and is credited of bringing captain MS Dhoni to the franchise. Cricket fraternity and many social media users offered their condolences to former India international. Former India Cricketer VB Chandrasekhar Dies at 57; Harbhajan Singh, Abhinav Mukund Offer Condolences to Family.
Chandrasekhar was a vital part of the Tamil Nadu team that won the state’s second Ranji Trophy title in 1987-88. He scored a match-winning 160 in the quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh and then followed it up 89 runs in the final against Railways. The wicket-keeper batsman also held the record of scoring the fastest century in Indian first-class cricket. His 56-ball century in the Irani Trophy against Rest of India was then the fastest first-class hundred.
VB Chandrasekhar No More!
BCCI regrets to inform that former India opener VB Chandrasekhar is no more. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and his fans.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2019
Sachin Tendulkar Offers His Condolences
Very sad to hear of the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar. Have fond memories of him. My condolences to his family. 🙏🏻
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 16, 2019
Architect of Chennai Super Kings
One of the main architects behind CSK’s strong foundation and brand of cricket! V B Chandrasekhar's contribution to TN cricket as a player, mentor and official is immeasurable. He was an intergral part of the Super Kings family and it is truly a personal loss to all of us. 😞 pic.twitter.com/G8AdRdBmTz
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) August 16, 2019
Shocking, Says Anil Kumble
Terrible news...VB...too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 15, 2019
VVS Laxman Reacts to the Demise of His Good Friend
Deeply saddened and shocked to know about the demise of my good friend VB Chandrasekhar. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul RIP.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2019
VB Chandrasekhar Sset the Foundation at CSK
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
Scott Styris Remembers Former CSK Director
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
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) August 15, 2019
Big Loss For Cricket
Sad day and a big loss to the cricket family. Rest In Peace VB. https://t.co/4KSlDduA9V
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) August 16, 2019
Gone Too Early!!
SHocked and saddened to hear about VB Chandrasekhar’s sad demise. He was a gem who contributed to the game with distinction in various roles. Affable, kind, patient and persistent. Gone too early. Will miss him. #RIPVB
— Anirudh Chaudhry (@AnirudhChaudhry) August 15, 2019
Rest in Peace VB
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 🙏🙏 @CSKFansOfficial @ChennaiIPL @BCCI
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 15, 2019
Chandrasekhar made one half-century in seven ODI appearances for India. His 53 runs in 73 deliveries helped India to a 53-run victory against New Zealand in Indore. The late 57-year-old ended his first-class career with 4999 runs and later served stints as the South Zone representative in the Indian National Selection Panel from 2004-2006.