Shivnarine Chanderpaul was considered one of the greatest batters during the playing days of his cricketing career. Popularly known for his unorthodox batting stance, Chanderpaul was one of the best batsmen in the history of West Indies’ cricket.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul represented the West Indies’ national cricket team in 164 Tests, 268 ODIs and 22 T20Is. He scored 11,867 runs in the longest format of the game including 30 centuries 66 fifties and 3 double tons.
Notably, he has maintained a sensational batting average of 51.4 in Tests. On the other side of the coin, he has scored 8778 runs at an average of 41.6 including 11 centuries and 59 half-centuries to his name. He scored 343 runs in T20Is.
Chanderpaul who is the first Indo-Caribbean to play 100 Tests for the West Indies cricket team has accomplished great things as a batsman for the West Indies. In this article, let’s take a look at two of Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s records that might not be broken in future.
1. Most unbeaten Test tons
Shivnarine Chanderpaul holds the record of scoring more unbeaten centuries in the longest format of the game. In 2013, he edged past legendary Sachin Tendulkar as the batsman with the most unbeaten Test tons.
It is one of the records that will not be broken in the future in Test cricket. Chanderpaul has 17 unbeaten Test tons, which is indeed a spectacular record. On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar has 16 unbeaten Test tons.
2. Most runs in Test cricket when batting at No.5
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the eighth-leading run-scorer in the history of Test cricket with 11,867 runs. He is also the second-leading run-getter for West Indies cricket in the longest format of the game.
The legendary cricketer holds a record of scoring the most runs in Test cricket when batting at No.5. The former West Indies cricketer has aggregated a record 6,883 runs in Tests, which is quite a record.