Shivnarine Chanderpaul retires from international cricket

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul retires from international cricket
Chanderpaul. *Photo credit: *Photo credit: Sky Sports
Chanderpaul. *Photo credit: *Photo credit: Sky Sports
Chanderpaul. *Photo credit: *Photo credit: Sky Sports

BBC – West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has announced his retirement from international cricket.

The Guyanese left-hander, 41, made his Test debut in 1994 but was dropped after West Indies’ home series against England in May 2015.

With 11,867 runs from 164 Tests, he retires as the Windies’ second highest run-scorer, only 45 short of Brian Lara’s record of 11,912.

He is also the seventh-highest Test run-scorer of all time.

Chanderpaul also played in 268 one-day internationals – where he scored another 8,778 runs – including five World Cups, as well as 22 Twenty20 internationals.

He was the International Cricket Council’s top-ranked Test batsman for several spells, and also appeared in English county cricket for Durham, Lancashire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire.

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  1. the wicb know the man still has good form, yet they refused to play him, especially for his experience in the last year or so. too much politics in the WIndies cricket.

    Shiv has time and time again been left stranded not out at the crease. yet he only just wanted to pass lara and be the highest run scorer. yall cock block that too. his experience would have been great amidst the poor performance they gave recently.

    But in all, this guy sits right next to Lara in my book. He probably is the batsman with the most hours at the crease too. To SHIV

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  2. That's why West Indies cricket is in shambles and will never recover. Here you have one of the greatest batsmen of all time being kicked out the back door. He had every opportunity to surpass Lara for most runs. But no. Force him out instead

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  3. Thanks Shiv for representing West Indies so well over the years. I trust that the new generation of West Indian cricketers will be inspired by your legacy.

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  4. Well Done Tiger! Thank you for the memories and dedication to Windies cricket. I am sure you would have loved to continue but its disappointing to see the injustice the board did to you at the end. Such a shame they didn't arrange for a farewell match or proper send off.
    Anyway Best wishes mate!

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