Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s son bats for a whole day; draws comparisons with father

Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s is following the footsteps of his father. The former West Indies batting legend who was known more for his batting stance more than his batting skills is now seeing his reflection in his son. In a recent four-day match in the West Indies Championship, Jr. Chanderpaul batted an entire day. This made everyone draw comparisons between him and his dad. During his stay on the crease, Tegnarine faced 274 deliveries and scored 66 runs, helping his team, Guyana reach a total of 209/8 by the end of the day’s play.

shivnarine-and-tagenarine-chanderpaul-comparisonThat is no mean feat at the age of only 23. His father being a legendary cricketer, the youngster is ought to go in similar directions. Chanderpaul played 268 One Day Internationals, and 164 Test matches and also a few T20 Internationals for West Indies. In a career that began and flourished in 1994 and ended in 2011, he scored more than 20,000 runs.

“He’s been around [the domestic circuit] for a while. He had a good season in the [first-class] Regional Four-Day tournament. It’s the first time he had a full season, but that’s just the beginning.

“He needs to keep going. He’s young and he needs to learn as quickly as possible and take it a distance because, whenever you get an opportunity, you have to grab it sometimes.” Shivnarine was quoted as saying by Cricinfo.shivnarine-chanderpaul-west-indies.jpege

“We still have our fun and have our jokes,” Shivnarine said. “In any team sport, you need to have fun. That’s the only way to keep going.

Both the father and son share a great bonding. They played together in a first-class match in 2013 in which they batted together. In 2017, both of them scored the fifties in the same match, becoming the first father-son duo to do so.

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