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Chanderpaul retires from International cricket

 CHANDERPAUL

After more than two decades and 164 Test matches, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, one of West Indies’ finest batsmen, has retired. Chanderpaul finishes as the second-highest West Indian Test run-maker, 86 runs short of Brian Lara. Lara got 11,953 (11,912 for West Indies and the rest for the ICC World XI), while Chanderpaul scored 11,867 (all for West Indies). Chanderpaul is only the second modern-day player, after Sachin Tendulkar, whose career stretched over two decades. He scored 30 Test centuries and averaged 51.37 in the format, and held numerous records that are likely to last for a long time, including batting for more than 25 hours in a Test series between dismissals - he did it against India in 2002, when he faced 1050 consecutive deliveries without losing his wicket. He also played 268 ODIs for 8778 runs at 41.60 (the last of which was during the 2011 World Cup), and 22 T20Is..