Shivnarine Chanderpaul Announces His Retirement from International Cricket

Shivnarine Chanderpaul played 164 Tests, the most by a West Indies batsmen.


Shivnarine Chanderpaul, one of the finest batsmen from the West Indies and a pillar of their middle order for 22 years, has announced his retirement from international cricket.

Chanderpaul, who made his Test debut in 1994 against England in Georgetown, played 164 Tests and amassed 11867 runs at an average of 51.37 with 30 centuries and 66 fifties. His Test tally puts him second in the list of all-time run-scorers for West Indies, behind Brian Lara’s tally of 11953 runs in 131 Tests at an average of 52.88.

The left-hander, who possessed an odd side-on technique, had an amazing record against India, scoring 2171 runs at an average of 63 with seven centuries. As his career progressed, his appetite for runs never ceased.

However, at the start of 2015, Chanderpaul struggled for runs against South Africa and England, managing just one fifty in the six Tests. He was dropped for the series against Australia which generated plenty of criticism.

Source: NDTV

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