How often do you get to see father and son both playing together for the same team in a professional cricket match? The answer is bare. However, West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul and his son Tagenarine have been doing this since 2013. Adding more to it, on Friday, in a bizarre incident, father Chanderpaul runs out his son while the duo were batting together in a List A match for Guyana against Windward Islands at Coolidge, Antigua.
This was the semi-final match of the Caribbean’s Super 50 Cup. The incident took place during the 4th delivery of the 5th over when senior Chanderpaul hit a straight drive off the bowling of Ryan John. The ball struck right foot of the John and deflected towards the stumps at non-striker’s end which cost junior Chanderpaul his wicket.
Tagenarine was batting at 12 off 12 at that time, while Shivnarine could score only 34 off 38 later. Tangerine’s wicket reduced Guyana to 20 for 2.
Father Chanderpaul hits one down the wicket and Son Chanderpaul is run out… pic.twitter.com/C740OShxEv
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Chasing 287, Guyana further failed to pull off the target as they were bowled out for 231 in 44.2 overs.
Not to forget that Shivnarine has retired from international cricket but carries an immense experience. He has played 164 Tests, 268 ODIs and 22 T20Is. He has 11, 867 Test runs — 8th in the list of leading Test run-scorer and has also aggregated 8,778 runs in ODIs with the help of 11 centuries.