The former Indian opener who scored a record in just 53 balls, died
New Delhi: Former Indian cricket team opener VB Chandrasekhar passed away on Thursday night. Chandrasekhar was 57 years old and he was to celebrate his 58th birthday 6 days later. Giving information in this regard, an official of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) said that he was to celebrate his 58th birthday on 21 August.The former Indian opener who scored a record in just 53 balls, died
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Chandrasekhar, who played cricket for Tamil Nadu, was known as a smoky batsman. Playing against the Rest of India, Chandrashekhar hit a century of just 56 balls in 1988. It was India’s fastest century in first-class cricket at that time. This opener played a key role in helping Tamil Nadu win the Ranji Trophy title in the year 1987-88. In the quarter-final match, he scored 160 against Uttar Pradesh while in the final he played a brilliant innings of 89 runs against Railways.
From India, Chandrasekhar played a total of seven ODIs between 1988 and 1990. In this, he scored just 88 runs, with 53 runs against New Zealand being his biggest innings. Talking about domestic cricket, Chandrasekhar scored 4999 runs at an average of 43.09 in 81 First Class matches. Out of this, an innings of 237 not out was the biggest innings of his life.