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Shiv is great!

Published:Monday | September 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I would like to take the opportunity to salute and comment on a Orville Higgins article ('Is Shiv great?') in The Gleaner of September 19, 2014.

For over two decades, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has shown tenacity and doggedness. Although not as fluent and as stylish as names like Lawrence Rowe, Brian Lara or even a Jeffrey Dujon, Chanderpaul has shown levels of focus and mental steel every time he steps up to the crease.

Had it not been for our cricket administrators, this man could have achieved more batting at No. 3 as he would have had more time at the crease.

This unsung hero has shown that as long as a person is focused, no one can stop one's achievements in life.


Stony Hill, St Andrew