Chanderpaul's a legend in West Indies dressing room: coach Ottis Gibson

Published: 11 November, 2013 00:32 IST | Agencies |

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who has been the bulwark of the West Indies middle-order will be playing his 150th match during the India-Windies clash and the visitors acknowledged his contribution to the sport yesterday.

Ottis Gibson, the West Indies head coach said: “Sachin is playing his 200th game. He is a legend in India and around the world. Shiv is also a legend in our dressing room.

Ottis Gibson
Ottis Gibson

Whilst we salute and celebrate Sachin, we also salute and celebrate Shiv. It is a wonderful achievement for him to be around so long and still enjoying his cricket,” Gibson told reporters after team practice.

“He is same on the field and same around the dressing room. We are very happy to have him around in our dressing room and make his 150th appearance for West Indies,” he said.

The West Indies trail the two-match series and will be keen to level things here. Gibson believes their performance in the first Test did not reflect their true potential and they have a lot more to offer.

“We showed glimpses of what we are capable of in Kolkata but not for sustained period. We would have been there playing today.

The things that we did wrong, we are trying to put those things right. We know in India we have to bat long. We have to put runs on the board. 400 minimum in the first innings really.

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