The West Indies great batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul revealed that Wasim Akram was the best fast bowler he ever faced in his entire career. Akram had a great adept to swing the ball both ways and even though he had a small run-up, his speed was always around 140 km/h mark.
Chanderpaul is proving that age is nothing but just a number as he is still playing County Cricket in England for Lancashire at the age of 43. The southpaw who had one of the weirdest stances served his country for an elongated career of almost 21 years. The West Indian was one of the best batters that the Carribean nation has produced.
Chanderpaul was one of the most underrated West Indian batsmen.
Chanderpaul always played in the shadow of Brian Lara and he was undoubtedly one of the most underrated West Indian batsmen. The left-hander was always there in a crisis situation and would always try to fight it out in the middle.
The southpaw is still going strong as he scored 831 runs for Lancashire in this season at a stunning average of 51.93 in the 13 matches which included three centuries and one half-century. Chanderpaul also became the top ten run-getter in the County Division One. Lancashire finished as the second-best team behind Essex with five wins to their name in the 14 matches as they finished with 176 points.
A Pakistan journalist revealed the news that Chanderpaul found Wasim Akram as one of the toughest bowlers he ever faced in his career. The journalist took to Twitter and his tweet read as ” Shiv Chanderpaul “I faced some of the greatest bowlers of all-time like McGrath, Waqar & Pollock, but Wasim Akram was the best” #Cricket.
Shiv Chanderpaul "I faced some of the greatest bowlers of all-time like McGrath, Waqar & Pollock, but Wasim Akram was the best" #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 7, 2017
Shivnarine Chanderpaul had a gripping career for the West Indies as he played 164 Test matches for his country in which he scored 11867 runs at an average of 51.37 which includes 30 centuries. In the 50 overs form, the southpaw collected 8778 runs at an average of 41.41.