Shivnarine Chanderpaul, once the pillar of West Indian middle order batting might gone behind the curtain, he is still making strong remarks of his weathered skills in the domestic competitions in Caribbean and to add the spice, Shivnarine’s teenager son Tagenarine is also emerging into the scenario gradually. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ একই ম্যাচে বাবা-ছেলের হাফসেঞ্চুরি!]
Two of them, together, has created an excellent mark on Sunday when the duo scored half centuries for Guyana in a four day game in a regional competition. 20 years old Tagenarine, who is an opener built up 104 run opening partnership with Hetmyer where the junior Chanderpaul scored 58 runs playing 135 deliveries striking 5 fours and a six.
After the departure of Hetmyer, Guyana lost 3 quick wickets including that of Tagenarine. And then the old maker came into the field; 42 year old Shivnarine played a steady knock to restore Guyana’s innings. 175 balls he faced to score 57 runs, a single short from his son’s. Shiv stroke 4 fours. Guyana made 262 runs in their first innings.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul who retired from international cricket in 2015, is the second highest run scorer for West Indies in Test cricket behind Brian Charles Lara. He amassed 11,867 runs with an average of 51.37 playing 167 Test matches. Chanderpaul is also a prolific scorer even in ODIs. 8,778 runs he accumulated in 268 one day international matches. Shivnarine also had a short T20 career where he aggregated 343 runs in 20 T20I matches.
Tagenarine, a left hander just like his father made his first class debut in 2013.