Quotes on Shivnarine Chanderpaul

“I would do what I do, play cricket, even if nobody was willing to pay me for it. It is the one thing I am good at. It is the one thing I love doing all day every day.”
“Tek yuh time”
“Watch the ball Marlon. If it look fat, attack. If it look fine, block it.”
“Brian, you got to do it, man.” Chanderpaul talking to Lara while walking to the wicket on day 3. Lara was on 320* before he broke Gary Sobers record of 365.
“The coach and manager call me Tigah, I don’t know why.”
“I am very sad there is an impasse(between the WICB and WIPA), but I feel the only way to get beyond this is to play cricket, that is what I was born to do. West Indies cricket is my life.” Shiv Chanderpaul in 2005
“I am honoured to be given this prestigious award and I am very thankful to God for blessing me with the talent that I have.” Sept 10th, after winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricker of the Year 2008.
You never know what will happen on the cricket field, but you know once you prepare properly you give yourself every chance to play well.
You never know what will happen on the cricket field, but you know once you prepare properly you give yourself every chance to play well.
“I have been playing for so long and I want to win. As much as I do well personally, I want to win as a team as well.
“Everybody dreams of playing Test cricket”
“Twenty20 is where it’s headed right now.   A lot of the players are gearing up to play Twenty20 because there is a lot of money in it.”
“Just hang around and hit the bad balls Jerome. Bat, bat and bat.” Shiv’s advice to Jerome Taylor when he made his first test hundred(106) against NZ in 2008. Shiv and Taylor had an historic 153 run 7th wicket partnertship against NZ.
I never look too far ahead. I just try to keep it simple and stay as calm as possible. I keep putting in the hard work day in, day out. I’m working on my balance a lot. Once it’s working I just stick with it. I also try to work on my strengths and try to make them better.
I learnt a lot from looking at Alvin Kallicharran’s technique. Rohan Kanhai corrected a few flaws I had earlier in my batting technique, and I will never forget the advice he gave me. He really knows the game, and can impart a lot of knowledge to many young cricketers. I also think he is a batting genius.
“I’ve been doing a lot of focus on my batting, a lot of work in the nets, mentally preparing myself for the games, watching television and videos of the bowlers and getting yourself organised properly.”
“You keep putting in the hard work every day, you work on your problems, the things that are bothering you and also your strengths and try to improve in every area you can.”
“You can’t focus too much on the past or future, you have to take it one game at a time and deal with the present and the process.”
“I just clear my head and just go out and try to get focused on the job in front of me.”
“One reason for my recent success is that I have put a good deal of time into working on my balance.”
“It all comes down to the amount of work I put into my game and the blessing of God. Anything can happen on the park so you need a bit of luck. All I have done is work hard on eliminating my mistakes and staying focused when I’m batting.” Shiv (2009) on his preparation
“I’m not sure about what my reputation is, but I’m just like any other batsman – once I’m settled in I can be difficult to get out. Sometimes these days I tend to be more relaxed, but sometimes I’m under pressure because of the situation the team is in. That sort of pressure can actually help me play better.” Shiv (2009) asked about his reputation
“I still love playing cricket and I want to go on for as long as I can. It would be fantastic to be involved in another successful West Indies team. When I first started playing we used to win a lot of games so it would be great to be part of something like that again.” Shiv (2009) on his love and passion for the game
“I was too anxious. I was trying a little too hard. I wanted to get to 100 but never realised you needed to take your time to get there. It was not going to happen all in one go. I needed to be prepared to bat longer and not rush everything. I had to work for my runs.” Shiv (2009) on why he found it hard to convert his fifties. At this point Shiv had 20 hundreds and 50 fifties
“Test cricket is the ultimate form of the game and this is where you want to perform and give of your best. I will keep striving for more.”
“It felt really, really good to reach this milestone and I am very, very excited,” he said. “I have been batting well and spending a lot of time at the crease and to reach 10 000 Test runs is something special for me.”
“It was one of the goals I set myself and I believe I have reaped the reward for the hard work I put in over the years. I have worked hard over the years and when I go to bat, I know I have a job to do for the team and the people of the West Indies.
“When I started, I came into a team with many big names and I was able to learn from them and build on what they taught me. Now, part of my role in the team is to help the younger players to do well and try to improve their game and become better cricketers for the team.”
I would do what I do, play cricket, even if nobody was willing to pay me for it. It is the one thing I am good at. It is the one thing I love doing all day every day.
Tek yuh time
Watch the ball Marlon. If it look fat, attack. If it look fine, block it.
Brian, you got to do it, man. Chanderpaul talking to Lara while walking to the wicket on day 3. Lara was on 320* before he broke Gary Sobers record of 365.
The coach and manager call me Tigah, I don’t know why.
I am very sad there is an impasse(between the WICB and WIPA), but I feel the only way to get beyond this is to play cricket, that is what I was born to do. West Indies cricket is my life. Shiv Chanderpaul in 2005
I am honoured to be given this prestigious award and I am very thankful to God for blessing me with the talent that I have. Sept 10th, after winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricker of the Year 2008.
You never know what will happen on the cricket field, but you know once you prepare properly you give yourself every chance to play well.
I want to improve all the time .  I try harder, I work harder and I try to eliminate any mistakes. I just try to get better. The aim is to improve my skills. 
You never know what will happen on the cricket field, but you know once you prepare properly you give yourself every chance to play well.
I have been playing for so long and I want to win. As much as I do well personally, I want to win as a team as well.Everybody dreams of playing Test cricket”
Twenty20 is where it’s headed right now.   A lot of the players are gearing up to play Twenty20 because there is a lot of money in it.
Just hang around and hit the bad balls Jerome. Bat, bat and bat. Shiv’s advice to Jerome Taylor when he made his first test hundred(106) against NZ in 2008. Shiv and Taylor had an historic 153 run 7th wicket partnertship against NZ.
I never look too far ahead. I just try to keep it simple and stay as calm as possible. I keep putting in the hard work day in, day out. I’m working on my balance a lot. Once it’s working I just stick with it. I also try to work on my strengths and try to make them better.
I learnt a lot from looking at Alvin Kallicharran’s technique. Rohan Kanhai corrected a few flaws I had earlier in my batting technique, and I will never forget the advice he gave me. He really knows the game, and can impart a lot of knowledge to many young cricketers. I also think he is a batting genius.
I’ve been doing a lot of focus on my batting, a lot of work in the nets, mentally preparing myself for the games, watching television and videos of the bowlers and getting yourself organised properly.
You keep putting in the hard work every day, you work on your problems, the things that are bothering you and also your strengths and try to improve in every area you can.
You can’t focus too much on the past or future, you have to take it one game at a time and deal with the present and the process.
I just clear my head and just go out and try to get focused on the job in front of me.
One reason for my recent success is that I have put a good deal of time into working on my balance.
It all comes down to the amount of work I put into my game and the blessing of God. Anything can happen on the park so you need a bit of luck. All I have done is work hard on eliminating my mistakes and staying focused when I’m batting. Shiv (2009) on his preparation
I’m not sure about what my reputation is, but I’m just like any other batsman – once I’m settled in I can be difficult to get out. Sometimes these days I tend to be more relaxed, but sometimes I’m under pressure because of the situation the team is in. That sort of pressure can actually help me play better. Shiv (2009) asked about his reputation
I still love playing cricket and I want to go on for as long as I can. It would be fantastic to be involved in another successful West Indies team. When I first started playing we used to win a lot of games so it would be great to be part of something like that again. Shiv (2009) on his love and passion for the game
“I was too anxious. I was trying a little too hard. I wanted to get to 100 but never realised you needed to take your time to get there. It was not going to happen all in one go. I needed to be prepared to bat longer and not rush everything. I had to work for my runs.” Shiv (2009) on why he found it hard to convert his fifties. At this point Shiv had 20 hundreds and 50 fifties
Test cricket is the ultimate form of the game and this is where you want to perform and give of your best. I will keep striving for more.”
“It felt really, really good to reach this milestone and I am very, very excited,” he said. “I have been batting well and spending a lot of time at the crease and to reach 10 000 Test runs is something special for me.”
“It was one of the goals I set myself and I believe I have reaped the reward for the hard work I put in over the years. I have worked hard over the years and when I go to bat, I know I have a job to do for the team and the people of the West Indies.“
“When I started, I came into a team with many big names and I was able to learn from them and build on what they taught me. Now, part of my role in the team is to help the younger players to do well and try to improve their game and become better cricketers for the team”
“Nontheless, Chanderpaul has made a maginficent contribution. If not always the most pleassing, he has been the most satisfying West Indian batsman to watch in recent years. It has been a human journey, flawed and fascinating, and along the way he has earned the respect that he craves and deserves.” Peter Roebuck, author of ‘In it to win it’
Shivnarine has been a rock in the West Indies batting line-up for many years and he thoroughly deserves this award. His contribution to the game has been immense and he epitomises the sort of dedication, bravery and skill required to excel at the highest level. David Morgan, ICC President
“I can’t find words to describe him. He has been consistent. He gets better with age. All of us batters can learn something from him.” Ramnaresh Sarwan, WI stand in captain
“He (Chanderpaul) is a runs machine.” Greg Blewitt
“It’s always great batting with Shiv. He is not someone who fights you for the strike or competes with you. He is the most selfless batsman I have ever batted with.” Brian Lara
“Shiv batted beautifully again, as Shiv always does, so that’s a positive … you expect your main players to contribute and make major contributions – which he always does,” John Dyson
“I find Chanderpaul’s technique and method fascinating to watch.” Mike Brearley, former England captain
“He(Chanderpaul) is the most immovable object in the game at present.” Tony Cozier, cricket commentator
Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson said his side does have plans to get ‘Tiger’ out, they just are not working too well.
“I thought he showed a lot of determination and courage. It is important that we try and take a page out of his book in the way he batted and we got to continue to be positive,” Sarwan said.
“We need to do a little bit more homework on Chanderpaul and work out how to dismiss him.” Ricky Ponting, Australia’s captain
“In an age when sledging has become an integral weapon in many team’s armory, Chanderpaul’s brand of focused resistance can demoralize and irritate the opposition into bowling poorly enough and in turn he never fails to make hay.” Imran Khan
“Boy, he’s hard to get out. At times today I was trying to get him off the strike but Stuart (Clark) told me to bowl a good line and length to him and we may just get him out,” Mitchell Johnson
“Batting with Shiv gave me a lot of confidence. He supported me throughout (my innings of 106) and put faith in me from the start. He was in the middle talking to me and that helped me along the way.” Jerome Taylor after he scored his first test hundred against NZ.
“The patient Chanderpaul, Champion West Indian batsman, has often been the bulwark of his side’s batting, a player whose defensive technique is as good as any in the game and who has concentration powers to shut down scoring mode sufficiently should survival be more important for his side. In these days of dash and bash it is an old-fashioned concept but one that still has merit in the longer version of the game.” Lynn McConnell, Napier Sportal
“He(Shiv Chanderpaul) is our best batsman so he had better open and be done with it” WI captain Chris Gayle after the team failed to find a reliable opener in onedayers against NZ in 2009
He is so patient. He doesn’t give anything away. Even when you beat the bat, he still hangs in there. Nothing seems to affect him and if you are slightly off line, he will punish you. England fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom on Shiv 
THE ETERNAL WATCHFULNESS OF CHANDERPAUL — He waits and waits for the ball, sort of like how he has waited for a team worthy of his contribution by Alex Bowden
“Shiv’s been outstanding all series. He’s been quite brilliant really,” said Australia’s coach Mickey Arthur.
“He’s certainly thwarted our bowlers. He’s shown why he’s got 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Very uncomplicated technique even though it looks very weird on the eye. He’s been outstanding – to get him right at the end of the day has just lifted out dressing room hugely.” Mickey Arthur.
“Batting with Shiv when he achieved his 10,000th run was a special feeling and really nice to be out there with him and share the moment,” Bravo said.
“We’re all happy for him and he’s going to go down as one of the best batters for the West Indies so I’m really happy for him.”
“I’ve just seen so much of him (Shiv) and can’t help but admire the application and the desire to keep scoring runs. You’ve got to marvel at that – a fantastic achievement,” said Arthur, a former coach of South Africa.
“Shiv is someone I enjoy batting with each and every time, we have had a few partnerships, we tend to get pretty decent partnerships(6 century partnerships to date). When I’m batting with Shiv he’s always there encouraging me and telling me to treat the ball on its merits and try to rotate the strike as much as possible. I try to do that. Batting with Shiv gives me confidence, we all know he’s much more experienced so batting with him is definitely a plus.” Darren Bravo
“I think the way he practices, he puts his heart and soul into the way he practices, Shiv’s a guy who will bat first at practice and then be the last to leave the nets, so it is something us as young batsmen can look at,” Darren Bravo
“The way he (Shiv) goes about an innings is special, he plays the ball on its merits and his concentration level is very good. It is just a matter of learning from him as much as possible … very important for us to pick his brain at every opportunity.” Darren Bravo
“He is hard to draw into a false shot, which is why he is No 1 in the world,” said Broad. “We could have bowled a little bit better at him. We wanted to stay away from his hips and legs early because he accumulates 20 or 30 without you realising. ‘‘It is tricky to find a good line to him because he does shuffle around outside off stump and then shuffle back. We darted from over the wicket and around the wicket swinging it away but maybe we need to settle on one tactic and stick with it.” Stuart Broad on Shiv Chanderpaul(2012)
“In a team of inexperienced players, Shivnarine has done as much as any West Indian batsman of the past. I have him up there with the very best – Lara, Sobers. He’s at the top of tree as far as I’m concerned because of the teams he has played in.” Viv Richards(2012)
“If Chanderpaul had a live grenade in his pocket or a runaway train up his chaminda he would still leave the next delivery outside his offstump.” Rodney Hogg (2012)