Former India batsman VB Chandrasekhar passed away earlier on Thursday (August 15) in Chennai at the age of 57.
Popularly known as VB in the cricketing fraternity, Chandrasekhar is survived by his wife and two daughters.
A hard-hitting opening batsman, he played for India in seven ODIs, with a knock of 53 being his best score.
Once he called time on his cricketing career, Chandrasekhar focused on coaching and commentary. He also served as a national selector for a brief period and had been part of the Tamil Nadu team that won the Ranji Trophy in 1988.
He scored 160 in the quarter-finals against Uttar Pradesh and 89 in the final against Railways before following that up with a 56-ball fourth-innings century in the Irani Trophy against Rest of India, at the time the fastest ton in first-class cricket by an Indian. He scored a total of 4999 runs at 43.09 in first class cricket.
He was also the manager of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings for the first three years and was a crucial part of the think tank that brought MS Dhoni into the setup and built a strong core around him.
He also owned a team, VB Kanchi Veerans in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), apart from a state-of-the-art cricket academy in Chennai.
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