Legendary West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul retired from international cricket just the way he played it, without any fuss or fanfare. This, even after possessing numbers that would make most batsmen jealous
The decision to omit Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the training squad that has been selected in preparation for the Australia series, practically bringing an end to the legend's career, has been met with mixed response.
Australian Test hopeful, who was in contention for a place in the Brisbane Test, in case skipper Michael Clarke does not recover in time from injury, is in a critical condition after being knocked by a bouncer.
During the course of his unbeaten 122 on day two of the Hamilton Test against New Zealand, veteran West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the sixth highest run-scorer in Test cricket surpassing the legendary Allan Border.
Even as the cricketing fraternity, and India in particular, get ready to bid farewell to the legend Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, another giant of the game will achieve a milestone of his own, albeit in a quiet, unassuming manner, like just how his entire cricketing journey has been.