Published on 10 Feb 2021 4:56 am (UK Time)
West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul retires from international Cricket.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul was on born 16 August 1974. He is the first Indo-Caribbean to play 100 Tests for the West Indies, and he captained WI in 14 Tests and 16 One Day Internationals.
Shiv was a left-handed batsman, Chanderpaul is well-known for his unorthodox batting stance, his style has been described as crab-like.
He made his international debut at the age of 19. He was plagued by injuries, and was even dubbed a hypochondriac until he had a piece of floating bone removed from his foot in 2000.
Chanderpaul made Test debut in March 1994 against England . He played 164 test matches for the Windies. He scored 11,867 with an average of 51.37 and strike rate of 43.31. He has scored 30 hundreds and 66 fifties. His best score was 203* He scored it against South Africa in 2005.
Chanderpaul is highest run scorer for West Indies in tests after Brain Lara.
Chanderpaul made his one day international debut against India in 1994.
In ODIs he played 268 matches and score 8,778 runs with an average of 41.60 and strike rate of 70.74. He has 11 hundreds and he scored 59 half centuries. His best score is 150* He scored it against South Africa in 1994.
In T20s he played only 22 matches and scored 343 runs with no hundreds and no fifties.
WICB has been disgraceful to Chanderpaul. He the man who served the country for more than 14 and plus years. But the west indies cricket board didn’t offer him enough chances to play for his country. West Indies Cricket Board insulted this legendary player. They forced Chanderpaul to retire.
Chanderpaul played his Last test match against England in 2015 , Last one day match against Pakistan in 2011.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul didn’t get a proper send off . It’s very sad player like Shivnarine Chanderpaul has to retire this unfortunate way.
Everyone as a cricket lover has tried to copy Chanderpaul’s batting style specially his crab-like batting stance.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul was a great / legendary player. Chanderpaul will be missed for sure.