West Indies’ 2nd highest test scorer in Test Cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has called a day on his 22-year old international career today. Chanderpaul emailed the West Indies Cricket Board about his decision.
Chanderpaul’s retirement seems to have come on the back of the decision to Masters Champions League, for which formal retirement is a must. Chanderpaul ended his career as the seventh highest run getter in Tests and the most capped player for the West Indies. He last played for West Indies in May last year, after which he was unceremoniously dropped for the series at home versus Australia,
Many former players and cricket fans took to twitter to pay their tributes to the legend.
JUST IN: 22 years after his debut, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has announced his retirement from international cricket. pic.twitter.com/kQKavgI5Rk
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 23, 2016
Simple,non-complicated,unorthodox yet effective batsmen calling his day after a successful career.Wish him happiness&health#Shiv Chanderpaul
— Sathishprabhu.V (@SathishprabhuV) January 23, 2016
Congrats Shiv Chanderpaul on fantastic career.. One of the most under rated batsman in world cricket. #ChanderpaulRetires
— Samrudh (@samjag123) January 23, 2016