Mumbai, Nov 11: West Indies saluted it own legendary batsman in Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who will touch the milestone of playing 150 Tests when the Caribbean side will clash with India from Wednesday to salvage a draw in the two-match series.
The second Test will be 200th for legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who will bid adieu to the game after the match. West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson said they have a lot of respect for Chanderpaul and it is great to have him in their dressing room.
"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. 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 on Sunday (November 10).
"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.
Gibson said their performance in the first Test was not reflective of their true potential and they have a lot more to offer on the cricket field.