Viv Richards

  • Embarrassed to break Viv Richards' record, says Amla December 9, 2013

    Durban: Prolific South African batsman Hashim Amla on Sunday said he was "a bit embarrassed" to have overtaken West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards' record of being the quickest batsman to reach the 4000-run mark in ODIs. During his knock of 100 runs in the second one-dayer against India, Amla became...
  • Virat Kohli equals Viv Richards, fastest to reach 5000 ODI runs November 22, 2013

    Kochi: Virat Kohli continues to scale new peaks, with his 86 in the first ODI against West Indies here on Thursday putting him level with batting legend Vivian Richards as quickest to 5000 ODI runs. Both have done it in 114 innings. Kohli, needing 82 to enjoy the company of West...
  • Was Richards a victim of match-fixing against India in 1983 Test? May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Almost 30 years after his dubious lbw decision in the Feroz Shah Kotla Test against India, West Indies' legend Vivian Richards has disclosed that there was something fishy in the manner he was given out. It was said that after his dismissal during the drawn second Test between the...
  • T20 has given cricket new lease of life: Viv Richards May 8, 2013

    Mumbai: West Indies bating great Sir Viv Richards had once feared that Test cricket will die down a slow death due to low turnout of fans but the advent of Twenty20 format has instilled a fresh lease of life into the game. "At one point, I felt that Test cricket was...
  • I wanted to be a combination of Richards and Gavaskar: Tendulkar April 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest batsman the game has ever seen, on Friday said it was important to have heroes in life and he himself wanted to be a combination of his childhood idols Vivian Richards and Sunil Gavaskar. "Every person likes his own identity and that is important....
  • Viv's advice came in handy, says Sehwag after scoring 95 April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils Sunday snapped their six-game losing streak in IPL 6 just a day after Sir Vivian Richards joined them as adviser and Virender Sehwag straight away credited his side's thumping win over Mumbai Indians to the legendary West Indian. Sehwag, who stroked his...
  • Vivian Richards to mentor Delhi Daredevils April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: West Indian great Vivian Richards joined the Delhi Daredevils in an ambassadorial and advisory role on Friday. "I am looking forward to working with the Delhi Daredevils this season," Richards said after his maiden interaction with the team. "I know the team has many players of proven quality and...
  • 'Nobody qualified to suggest Sachin on retirement' December 15, 2012

    London: West Indian cricket legend Viv Richards has backed Sachin Tendulkar to continue despite his poor form, saying the senior Indian batsman is the best person to decide on his retirement and should continue as long as he wants. "Nobody is qualified enough to tell him [Tendulkar] when they think he...
  • Ponting is up there with the very best: Richards December 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Hailing Ricky Ponting's "no-fear" attitude, West Indies great Viv Richards said the recently-retired former Australian skipper is up there with the world's very best. "Certainly he's up there with the very best. What I love about him more than anything else, you look at the way he walks out to...
  • Viv Richards to mentor Shane Warne's BBL team November 16, 2012

    Sydney: Legendary batsman Viv Richards was on Friday named as the latest recruit to the ranks of Shane Warne's Australian Twenty20 side, with the West Indian to mentor the Melbourne Stars. Warne, who will skipper the team in the domestic Big Bash League, was keen to have the man dubbed...
  • Pietersen is Muhammad Ali of cricket: Richards October 30, 2012

    London: West Indian batting legend Vivian Richards reckons Kevin Pietersen is cricket's answer to Muhammad Ali, and believes the English batsman has got the "X-factor" to respond to his critics in the upcoming four-Test series in India. Richards, who won seven Tests in India with the great West Indies teams of...
  • Viv Richards set for mentor role with Melbourne Stars October 25, 2012

    Melbourne: West Indian batting legend, Vivian Richards is set to team up with spin great Shane Warne as Melbourne Stars team mentor in the Australian Big Bash Twenty20 League this season, according to a report. Richards, one of the most destructive batsmen of all time, was approached by Melbourne captain Warne...
  • Sachin shouldn't be at selectors' mercy: Imran September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Legendary former Pakistan captain Imran Khan, who knows more than a thing about playing the game for over two decades, feels that India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar shouldn't drag himself to a stage where he is at the mercy of national selectors. Talking to the English daily Times of...
  • Ramdin criticised over taunt on Viv June 13, 2012

    Port of Spain: West Indies' former Test batsman Bryan Davis and team manager Omar Khan have both criticised Denesh Ramdin for his controversial gesture aimed at legendary batsman Sir Vivian Richards during the just concluded third Test against England. Ramdin celebrated his century on Sunday's fourth day by brandishing a hand-written...
  • Richards predicts England domination in Tests June 13, 2012

    London: West Indies legend Vivian Richards said on Tuesday that he expects Andrew Strauss's England to dominate Test cricket over the next few years. England took over the top of the Test rankings last summer, displacing India with a 4-0 series whitewash after an Ashes series win in Australia. And Richards,...
  • Ramdin fined for Viv gesture June 12, 2012

    Birmingham: West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin was fined 20 per cent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council on Monday for violating its code of conduct during the drawn third Test against England at Edgabston. After making only his second Test hundred on day four, Ramdin produced a piece...
  • Viv hits back at Ramdin for poor gesture June 10, 2012

    Birmingham: Former West Indies captain Viv Richards hit back at wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for making an angry gesture towards him after scoring a century in the third Test against England on Sunday. Ramdin scored 107 not out in an astonishing 10th-wicket partnership of 143 with Tino Best. But on reaching three...
  • Unusual Ramdin response to Viv criticism June 10, 2012

    Birmingham: West Indies wicketkeeper batsman Denesh Ramdin Sunday responded to a criticism from the legendary Vivian Richards in an unusual manner, flashing a note that read 'Yeah Viv talk nah' soon after completing his century against England, in the third Test, here. A string of poor performance in the ongoing Test...
  • Sir Viv Richards turns 60 March 7, 2012

    Arguably the most destructive batsman ever, the West Indian legend celebrated his 60th birthday on March 7. ...
  • Kohli ton up there with Richards' best: Jones March 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones says Virat Kohli's 86-ball 133 in a tri-series match against Sri Lanka was one of the "greatest" one-day international knocks, and felt the young batsman must be promoted to the number three position in the shorter formats. "What a bizarre week of cricket it has...
  • Viv Richards cheers for daughter Masaba March 13, 2011

    Sir Viv Richards' daughter Masaba showcased her collection 'straight from my soil' at LFW. ...
  • Legends analyse Pakistan win over Kenya February 24, 2011

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts believes Pakistan's winning momentum will serve them well against bigger opponents. ...
  • Kings of Cricket: Imran, Richards, Border February 16, 2011

    CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief, Rajdeep Sardesai, in conversation with the legends of the game ahead of the World Cup. ...
  • Champions of the World: Sir Viv Richards February 9, 2011

    CNN-IBN spoke exclusively to legendary Sir Viv Richards on various topics about cricket and upcoming and previous World Cups. ...