VB Chandrasekhar, Former Indian national cricketer has died in what investigators suspect was suicide prompted by worries about debt, police said Friday.
On Thursday night Chandrasekhar, 57 was found in his bedroom by his family in south Chennai, police investigator Senthil Murugan said.
“We have booked a case of unnatural death. According to our preliminary investigation, he has been under a financial stress. The autopsy report is awaited.”
Chandrasekhar was an opening batsman represented India in seven one-day internationals from 1988-90 and helped Tamil Nadu state win the 1987 Ranji trophy.
He owned a Tamil Nadu Premier League team, the VB Kanchi Veerans, and also ran a cricket academy, VB’s Nest, in Velachery, the Times of India daily reported online.
Former Indian great Sachin Tendulkar said in a tweet “Very sad to hear of the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar. Have fond memories of him. My condolences to his family.”
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