Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Tagenarine Chanderpaul made his Test debut for West Indies in the first game against Australia at Perth Stadium on November 30, 2022. 

Many people know Tagenarine as son of West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul. However, many don’t know that Tagenarine had made his film debut even before he made his international debut.

Tagenarine was the co-actor in Ranveer Singh-starrer 83, a film on India’s 1983 World Cup victory. But fans might have missed Tagenarine in that film as the focus was mainly on the onscreen Kapil Dev and other Indian cricketers played by brilliant actors in Hindi cinema. Not much focus went on who played the West Indies cricketers on the screen.

Larry Gomes was in the 1983 side of West Indies and Tagenarine played his role in the film. A picture has gone viral on Twitter where Tagenarine has taken a selfie with Ranveer and Deepika Padukone, who played the role of Kapil’s wife Romi in the film.

Tagnarine was born in Georgetown of Guyana. He is a left-hand opening batsman and bowls occasional leg break. He has played 51 First-Class matches, scoring 2844 runs with an average of 35.55. He has the highest score of 184. He has played 19 List A matches, scoring 551 runs at an average of 29.