Former Indian cricketer commits suicide

The 57-year-old did not leave behind any suicide note

Former Indian cricketer commits suicide PHOTO COURTESY: ANI

Former India opener Vakkadai Biksheswaran Chandrasekhar has committed suicide, according to local media reports.

Chandrasekhar, who represented Indian in seven one-day internationals (ODIs) from 1988-90, was found dead in his bedroom with his body hanging from the ceiling fan.   

Investigating officer inspector Senthil Murugan said that the 57-year-old did not leave behind any suicide note.

"Chandrasekhar's wife told the police that she had knocked at the door of his room but there was no response. She then peeped through the window to find him hanging from the ceiling," said inspector Murugan according to The Times of India. "She also informed us that VB was depressed due to the losses that he had incurred in his cricket business.”

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Chandrasekhar also played 81 first-class matches and was also a member of the Tamil Nadu's Ranji Trophy triumphant side in 1987.

The right-handed opener came into the limelight during the Irani Trophy clash in 1988 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium when he smacked a 56-ball against Rest of India. That innings remained as the fastest century scored by an Indian in first-class cricket before Rishabh Pant broke the record with a 48-ball century during a Ranji clash in 2016.