A recent picture from West Indies vs Bangladesh test match has created stir in Muslim countries that Shivnarine Chanderpaul has converted to Islam. Apparently, Shiv kissed the ground after reaching a test century in a position resembling the Sajda – something that Muslim cricketers practice after achieving a milestone.
In the picture, Shivnarine Chanderpaul can be seen kissing the ground after reaching a century off a delivery from Bangladesh bowler Mahmudullah Riyad. Jerome Blackwood, the batsman at non-striking end can also be seen. It happened on day four of the second and final Test between West Indies and Bangladesh on September 16, 2014 at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St Lucia.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is Hindu and he hasn’t converted to Islam. The activity from the picture was taken was misinterpreted at a few social media spaces as it has been the case in the past.