The Release noted that the former West Indian Captain Chanderpaul is the only player of the modern game to represent the West Indies for over two decades.
It also said that presently the 41-year-old is the highest ranked West Indian on the ICC Test Rankings as well as holds the record and esteemed honor for batting the longest period without being dismissed in Test cricket.
According to WIPA, during the almost 22 years of Chanderpaul’s career, he represented the West Indies 164 times in Test cricket, amassing 11867 runs, with his highest score being 203 runs, at an average of 51.37. He represented the West Indies in 268 ODI matches scoring 8778 runs, with a high score of 150, and an average of 41.60. In the shortest form of the game he played in 22 matches, scoring 343 runs at an average of 20.17.
Chanderpaul’s unorthodox batting style did not hinder his performances on the field of play as he collected accolades throughout his career. Some of the awards he has received include being named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year and ICC Player of the Year for 2008. He was also twice named West Indies Player of the Year, firstly in 2008 and then in 2014.
WIPA’s President and CEO Wavell Hinds, who played alongside Chanderpaul for the better part of a decade, said “As a fan to witness him play was to see a player of grit and determination. Having the honor of playing alongside him, I certainly saw a consummate professional who gave his all for West Indies cricket.”
He continued by saying, “Shiv’s contribution to the game has been priceless and we wish him the utmost success in his future endeavors.”
Edited by Jesus Chan
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