Veteran West Indies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul, nicknamed “The Tiger”, has played 164 Tests during his 21-year-long career and scored a whopping 11867 runs with 30 tons and 66 fifties at an impressive average of 51.37 to be placed 7th on the all-time highest scorers list. He performed well in the ODIs too, scoring 8778 runs with 11 centuries and 59 half-centuries and an average of around 41 in 268 ODIs.
So we at EssentiallySports bring you 10 lesser known facts about the legendary Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
8. Only Indo-Caribbean Player to play 100 tests
A huge number of West Indian players are from Indian origin for example Ramnaresh Sarwan, Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Naraine etc. West Indies have always managed to have a whole assembly line of quality cricketers of Indian origin in their line up like Sonny Ramadhin, Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kallicharran . All these players have contributed to West Indies greatly But, Shivnarine Chanderpaul happens to be the only Indo-Caribbean cricketer to have featured in 100 or more tests for the West Indies. Chanderpaul has also retained his ancestral religion of Hinduism.
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