This batsman stifled the nose of the Indian bowlers and created problems. Many times this left-handed batsman became a headache for India and was successful in snatching the victory.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul did wonders in his captaincy debut. (File Pic)
There have been select batsmen in the world who have always created trouble in front of the Indian team. As soon as the team came in front of India, the battle on the bats of these batsmen was also removed and a lot of runs used to stand. one such batsman West Indies K Shivnarine Chanderpaul. This left-handed batsman was known for his strange stance. But he was never behind in scoring runs. Today i.e. 16th August is the birthday of Chanderpaul. He was born in 1974 in Guyana.
Chanderpaul is at number two in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in Tests for his country. Next to him is the great batsman Brian Lara. Chanderpaul played his first match for West Indies in 1994 and last match in 2015. That is, he played cricket for his country for 21 years and made many records.
amazing under captaincy
Chanderpaul has also captained the West Indies and this player made history in the first match of his captaincy. West Indies was hosting South Africa. The first Test match of the series was played in Georgetown. This was Chanderpaul’s first match as West Indies Test captain. West Indies were batting first and Chanderpaul scored 203 runs in the first innings of this match. With this, Chanderpaul became the second player to score a double century in his first match as a captain. Before him, this work was done by New Zealand captain Graham Dowling. This match was being drawn. Chanderpaul, however, did not remain the captain for long.
Amazing record against India
chandrapaul The record against India is excellent. In 25 Test matches played against India, he has scored 2178 runs at an average of 63.85. He has scored seven centuries and 10 half-centuries against India. He scored four centuries against India in 2002. In the match played in Georgetown on the same tour, India had reduced West Indies’ four wickets for 157 runs. But from here Chanderpaul got his feet and put India in a lot of trouble by sharing 293 runs with Karl Hooper. In eight Test matches played on Indian soil, Chanderpaul scored 624 runs at an average of 52 and with the help of two centuries.
Chanderpaul played 164 matches in his Test career and scored 11,867 runs at an average of 51.37. In his Test career, he scored 30 centuries and 66 half-centuries. In ODIs, he played 268 matches for West Indies and scored 8778 runs at an average of 41.60. He had 11 centuries and 59 half-centuries to his name in this format. Chanderpaul played 22 T20 matches for his country and scored 343 runs.