Tagenarine Chanderpaul achieved this feat in only his third Test match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Monday
Pakistan's Shoaib Mohammad is delighted to welcome the arrival of the Windies father and son duo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Tagenarine Chanderpaul, into the exclusive club of double hundreds in Test cricket.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul achieved this feat in only his third Test match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Monday, breaking the 32-year record held by Shoaib Mohammad and his late father, Hanif Mohammad.
In an exclusive interview from Karachi, Shoaib Mohammad expressed his pride in holding the record for so many years. He said, "I am proud that we held this record for so many years, even though it wasn't widely reported. In fact, both my father and I scored double hundreds twice."
Shoaib extended his congratulations to the Chandrapaul family, saying, "I'm glad this topic has now come to the surface because of the Chandrapaul family. Now people know that there was another pair who achieved this feat." He added, "More than 25 father-son duos have played Test cricket for their respective countries, but either the father failed to score a double hundred or the son."
Shoaib pointed out that while there have been instances of father-son duos who have scored centuries, he and his father hold a superior position as they have both scored double hundreds. Sadly, Hanif Mohammad passed away a few years ago, but Shoaib said, "I'm sure he would have been very happy to know that another pair is in the company."
Shoaib ended the interview by saying, "It's a good feeling, and the Windies batters would feel the same. This unique feat makes us proud, our family proud, and our nation proud."