Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the seventh highest Test match run maker in history, announced his international retirement on Friday, 22 years after his debut.
The 41-year-old former captain from Guyana ends his Test career on 11,867 runs, just 86 short of the West Indies all-time record held by Brian Lara.
Chanderpaul, a gritty and stubborn left-handed batsman made his debut against England in March 1994, in his native Guyana, where he made a half-century as the West Indies won by an innings and 44 runs.
His final Test was also against England last May in Barbados where the West Indies won by five wickets to level a three-Test series against Alastair Cookâ€™s side.
Chanderpaul’s highest score in Tests was 203 not out and he finished with an average of 51.37.
He also posted a top score of 150 in ODIs, finishing with an average of 41.60.