Former West Indies star Shivnarine Chanderpaul did an unbelievable when he smashed 201 runs in a T20 game to see his side home. We at Digitalsporty discussed about three batsman in world cricket who can smash a double century in T20 cricket but Chanderpaul was one out of book thing who did wonders and got into the history book as he also becomes the first batsman to score a double century in T20 format.
The 44-year-old test specialist smashed 210 off just 76 balls with 25 fours and 13 massive sixes in the Adam Sanford Cricket4Life T20 tournament at the Caribe Lumber Ballpark at St. Maarten.
According to newsroom.gy, the Guyanese star opened the innings with Dwayne Smith against Mad Dogs, a team from the USA. Chanderpaul’s heroics meant that his team finished on 303 after 20 overs, which may also be the highest run scored in a T20 game. Mad Dogs lost the match by a massive margin of 192 runs.
A great test batsman for the West Indies
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is considerably one of the greats to take the field but his contribution to Caribbean cricket are not well recognized making him an underrated prospect for many. In a career lasting for over 2 decades, he notched up close to 12,000 runs in test matches and close to 9,000 runs in ODIs. His batting style was not too fancy with a slightly unique crab like stance but that was enough to get him over 20,000 International runs.
Chanderpaul who had his roots from India was dropped from the players’ contract in December 2015 by the Windies cricket board. The southpaw retired from International cricket in 2016 without any deserving farewell but continues to feature in first-class cricket for Lancashire in the County Championship(England) and for Guyana in the Regional Four Day Competition of West Indies.