Shivnarine Chanderpaul is a West Indies legendary cricketer who made a name for himself with his top-quality performance in the history of the game.
Guyana-born Chanderpaul was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame just last month.
He is of Indian origin, but Chanderpaul was born in Unity Village, Guyana. He was born on August 16, 1974, and as of August 2022, he is 48 years old.
During his legendary career, Shivnarine Chanderpaul represented the West Indies cricket team, Derbyshire, Durham, Guyana, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Khulna Royal Bengals, Lancashire, Stanford Superstars, Uva Next, Warwickshire, Warwickshire 2nd XI and also IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Chanderpaul made his international debut for the West Indies cricket team on March 17, 1994 against the England cricket team at Georgetown.
In all, Chanderpaul played 164 Tests for the West Indies cricket team, aggregating 11,867 runs at a strike rate of 43.31. He scored 8,778 runs in 251 ODI innings, while in the shortest format of the game, the left-handed batsman scored 343 runs in 22 innings. His highest score in international cricket was 203*.
Apart from batting, Shivnarine Chanderpaul was popular among fans for two unique reasons
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is one of the legends of the game. It was one of the most difficult tasks for the opposition bowlers to pick up his wicket while playing against him, especially in a Test match.
Chanderpaul faced more than 27,000 balls in his Test career where he batted in 280 innings.
Fans always noted that he had a unique stance, very different from other batsmen.
Also, Chanderpaul wore dark stickers under his eyes. Quite a few members of the cricket universe wonder the reason why Chanderpaul used to do that.
The reason why Chanderpaul wore the stickers was because they were anti-glare patches. They reduced the light entering peripheral area of the eyes.
Hence, with the help of those stickers, Shivnarine was able to bat and field without getting affected much by the heat of the sun.