Chanderpaul hopes to complete 12k runs before retiring
Veteran West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is hopeful of battling the odds as far as his comeback is concerned and is aiming for one last shot to complete 12,000 runs in Test cricket before retirement.
“My ambition is to become the first West Indies batsman to score 12,000 runs in Test cricket. That will be a huge achievement and something that I will cherish forever. I want to retire as the highest run-scorer in West Indies cricket. I hope I am given a chance to realise my dreams,” Chanderpaul, who is just three weeks short of his 41st birthday, said during an interaction.
Chanderpaul has 11,867 runs from 164 Tests with 30 centuries at an average of 51 plus. However very poor returns against England (92 runs from 6 innings) prompted the team management and selectors look for a change when Australia came calling in the next series.
“I still feel I am playing well and have the hunger to perform at the highest level,” said Chanderpaul.