Rahul Dravid pays tribute to V.B. Chandrasekhar

In his early days in the TNCA first division league, Rahul Dravid used to stay in V.B. Chandrasekhar’s house.

Batting legend Rahul Dravid was among those who came here on Friday to have a last look at former India batsman V.B. Chandrasekhar who passed away on Thursday.   -  PTI

Batting legend Rahul Dravid was among those who came here on Friday to have a last look at former India batsman V.B. Chandrasekhar who passed away on Thursday.

Theirs was an enduring friendship driven by mutual respect. In his early days in the TNCA first division league, Dravid used to stay in VB’s house.

It was a day when scores of players, officials and friends came to have a final glimpse of VB at his home in Alwarpet. There was a sense of shock all around after the much-loved cricketer took his own life.

Former India leg-spinner L. Sivaramakrishnan who commentated with VB during the recent TNPL, said, “There was no change in his behaviour. He was jovial as usual. He was supposed to join us for the final.”

The departed cricketer’s mother, brothers and sisters will be landing here at 3 a.m. on Saturday and the body will be cremated at the Mylapore crematorium at 11 a.m.