Chanderpaul: West Indians never give up

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West Indies veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be part of his side's 500th Test, in St Lucia against Bangladesh, and he is planning on giving his young team mates the pep talk to end all pep talks.

West Indies veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be part of his side's 500th Test, in St Lucia against Bangladesh, and he is planning on giving his young team mates the pep talk to end all pep talks.

Chanderpaul has been playing for the Windies since 1994, and has played 157 Tests, one of the six most capped players in the world. He says he will tell his much younger team-mates about the glory days, in order to inspire them.

Chanderpaul said ahead of the milestone Test: "We will talk about history, where we came from, what happened in the past. Show some of the videos of what happened in the past.

"We are West Indians who fight as hard as we can whenever we step out. We are the type of people who never give up.

"I was a young fellow when I came into the team, seeing Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Brian (Lara), Richie Richardson. All the greats that were in the team in the past.

"I have seen them play as well, I got into the mixture of those who were around even before me, guys like Desmond Haynes. The toughness we take out from them and the toughness in the cricket field also.

"We used to fight in the past. We never give up, all the way, down to the bottom. There were games when we fought very hard to win.

"There was Ambrose and Walsh who won us those matches in the past. These are the guys who came out and bowled their heart out when everyone wrote us off, and wins games for us.

"We pick our challenge and we go out and we fight hard."

The Windies lead the series one-nil already, having won the first Test by 10 wickets at Arnos Vale.

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