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Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement

12.03K   //    23 Jan 2016, 15:18 IST
Chanderpaul scored over 20,000 international runs

After 22 years of international cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul finally hung up his boots. He is one of only two modern players, aside from Sachin Tendulkar to have played in two decades. He ends his career as the second-highest West Indian Test run-maker, only 86 behind Brian Lara.

Chanderpaul played over 160 Tests for West Indies but hadn't played since May 2015, when he was dropped for home Test series against England. In his 164 Tests, he scored 11,867 runs at an average of 51.37 with 30 centuries.

Although he isn’t as revered as Lara, he still has plenty of records, some of which are unlikely to be broken anytime soon. The best of them is his record of batting for more than 25 hours in a Test series against India before being dismissed.

Although he was always stereotyped as a cricketer who was more suitable for the longest format of the game, his ODI record isn't too shabby either. In 268 ODIs, he scored 8,778 runs at an average of 41.60, although his last ODI match was during the 2011 World Cup.

Despite being His desire to play cricket is just as strong as it was when he began, which is evident from the fact that played in the semi-final of a domestic one-day tournament for Guyana just three days ago. He will now take part in the inaugural Masters Champions League (MCL), where he was signed for $30,000 by the Gemini Arabians.

Here are some of the best reactions from the cricketing fraternity.

India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar:

India's leading wicket-taker Anil Kumble:

West Indian skipper Jason Holder:

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman:

Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist:

West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy had this to say about his former teammate's retirement:

Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor salutes West Indies' second-leading Test run getter:

Former Zimbabwe fast bowler Mpumelelo Mbangwa:

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