ICC praises Chanderpaul as role model

The 41-year-old Guyanese called time on his international career last week, after playing 164 Tests and finishing with excess of 10,100 Test runs.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul called time on his international career last week, after playing 164 Tests.   -  AP

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has praised West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul as “a role model for millions”.

The 41-year-old Guyanese called time on his international career last week, after playing 164 Tests and finishing with excess of 10,100 Test runs.

“Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be remembered as a reliable and extremely effective batsman. He was remarkable with the way he could adapt to his style, mixing solid defence and attack, to the demands of the situation,” ICC chief executive David Richardson said on Monday.

“For nearly two decades, Shivnarine not only excelled with the bat but with his sporting attitude and quiet determination became a role model for millions of youngsters.”

Chanderpaul scored 11,867 Test runs to be second on the all-time West Indies list behind legend Brian Lara and seventh on the international list.

He scored 30 Test centuries and finished with an average of 51.

Chanderpaul also served as the West Indies captain, leading his side in 14 Tests.

While known for his attritional run gathering, Chanderpaul also excelled in ODIs, scoring 8,778 runs from 268 matches at an average of 41.

His career was effectively ended last May when West Indies selectors axed him ahead of Australia’s tour of the Caribbean, following failures against South Africa and England.