Shivnarine Chanderpaul bats and bats and bats

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There's plenty more where that came fromBat and bat and bat. That was Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s advice to Jerome Taylor last week when the latter got a hundred. Shiv followed his own advice against New Zealand yesterday.

He made 126. He was not out, obviously, because that’s the way Shiv rolls.

Not that Shiv could ever roll. Nothing that angular and unwieldy could ever roll. It’d be like trying to roll a shuriken over a field of jelly. Not any ordinary shuriken either – a shuriken that’d keep trying to wander off to get a batting helmet and pads.

The man’s a machine. An ugly, ugly, physics-defying run machine.


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  1. Shiv was not so hot until that day in 2007 when we found ourselves in adjascent nets at Old Trafford during the test match (it’s a really long story folks).

    Obviously the West Indies boys were rubber-necking at us to see if they could pick up some tips and I am delighted to inform you that it was yours truly who was batting in our net at the time and Shiv in their net.

    I’m convinced that he learnt how to achieve a 0.3 strike rate that day.

    Middlesex will have me to thank for ever for Shiv’s stunning Twenty20 semi-final performance for Durham during which he demonstrated that technique to perfection.

    Go Shiv!! (But at your own rate).

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