On November 30, Tagenarine Chanderpaul made his Test debut against Australia at Perth Stadium in Perth (Wednesday). Many people recognise him as the son of West Indian legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul. However, many people are unaware that Tagenarine made his film debut before making his international debut.
Everyone who saw Ranveer Singh’s 83, a film about India’s World Cup victory in 1983, may have missed Tagenarine. Since the focus was primarily on the onscreen Kapil Dev and other Indian cricketers played by brilliant actors in Hindi cinema, little attention was paid to who played the West Indies cricketers.
The West Indies debutant played the role of Larry Gomes in the film. A selfie of Tagenarine with Ranveer and Deepika Padukone, who played Kapil’s wife Romi in the film, has gone viral on the social media website Twitter.
Here’s Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s PIC with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone
— Gaurav Nandan Tripathi 🜃 (@Cric_Beyond_Ent) November 30, 2022
Tagnarine was born in Georgetown, Guyana, on May 31. He opens the batting and bowls leg break if necessary. He is a left-handed batter. He has played 51 First-Class matches, scoring 2844 runs with the best score of 184 and an average of 35.55. Tagnarine has played 19 List A matches, scoring 551 runs at an average of 29.
Not to mention, Chanderpaul batted together with his father once for the Guyana Jaguars in a fifty-over game. It was a rare occurrence for a father-son duo to bat together in an official game. All eyes will be on Junior Chanderpaul in the first Test against Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc in Perth.
In the meantime, the Australian batters annihilated West Indies bowlers in Perth. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne scored a double-century each, while Usman Khawaja and Travis Head each scored a half-century. All these helped Australia get to a total of 598/4 before declaring it. For the West Indies, Kraigg Brathwaite took two wickets in the game, while Jayden Seales and Kyle Mayers took a wicket each.