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West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul retired from international cricket

Jan 27, 2016 13:14 IST

The West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul on 22 January 2016 announced his retirement from international cricket almost 22 years after making his debut.

Chanderpaul had not played for West Indies since May 2015. The West Indies selectors dropped him after a weak performance during the three-Test series at home against England.

About Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the first Indo-Caribbean to play 100 Tests for the West Indies.

He captained West Indies cricket team in 14 Tests and 16 One Day Internationals.

His debut match for West Indies was against England in March 1994, in his native Guyana, where he made a half-century on debut.

A left-handed batsman, he is well known for his unorthodox batting stance, which has been described as crab-like.

He has scored 20000 runs in international cricket.

In 2008, he was named as one of the five Cricketers of the Year by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, and as the Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council.

His highest score in Tests was 203 not out and he finished with an average of 51.37, and he also posted a top score of 150 in ODIs, finishing with an average of 41.60.

He was affectionately known as Tiger.

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