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Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has made it clear that he is still interested in playing Test cricket despite being dropped for the recently concluded two-Test series against Australia.
Chanderpaul, who has struggled with the bat as of late, pointed out that he is unlikely to retire from the longest format of the game until the end of the year.
“Definitely, but I am on the outside just waiting to see what is happening,” Chanderpaul told Cricket365.com. “Retirement isn’t on the cards at the moment. Not for now, probably the ending of the year maybe then.”
Chanderpaul only needs 87 runs to overtake Brian Lara as the West Indies’ leading run-scorer in Test history. However, the 40-year-old revealed that he is more interested in helping the West Indies turn their fortunes around instead of beating Lara’s record.
“Well I am not thinking too much about that,” he said. “You can’t have all these things at the back of your mind but if it happens it happens, but if it doesn’t it doesn’t.”