Ramnaresh Sarwan Biography
Ramnaresh Sarwan is a former West Indian cricketer, who played as a batsman for the West Indies cricket team.
Born on June 23, 1980 in Wakenaam Island, Sarwan was among the finest run chasers in the West Indies team.
Sarwan traces his roots to India, and is of Indo-Guyanese origin.
Sarwan was keen in cricket since his childhood and at the age of 11, he scored a century in his first match in school in an U12 match.
He later was selected in Guyana team and played for them in the Caribbean regional tournament at the age of 15, becoming the youngest ever cricketer to do that.
He made his debut against Pakistan at Barbados in 2000 where he scored 84 when he was just 19 years old.
Rise to glory
In 2009, in a Test series against England he scored his career best Test score of 291, equalling Sir Viv Richards’s highest Test score.
In 2010, his central contract with West Indies Cricket Board was annulled because of his fitness and poor form.
Sarwan was however, recalled in 2013 for West Indies’ tour to Australia.
Eventually he won the arbitration case against WICB in 2016.
Sarwan has played for Kings XI Punjab in the inaugral edition of IPL. He has featured in domestic career for teams like Guyana, Gloucestershire and Leicestershire.
His stint as a captain was short lived as after the World Cup hosted by West Indies in 2007, he suffered injuries and due to fall in his performance he was dropped as the captain.
At the age of 28 years, he became the youngest West Indian to reach 5000 runs when he scored a century against England in Jamaica in 2009.
In 2016 Sarwan announced retirement from all forms of cricket.