VIVIAN RICHARDS

  • Masaba Gupta's sportswear line co-designed by Sir Vivian Richards November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Fashion designer Masaba Gupta's upcoming sportswear collection has been co-designed by her father and former West Indies cricketer, Viv Richards. Titled Viv x Masaba, the line will provide a stylish touch to the sports collection and is set to launch next year. "Excited to share that my sportswear line launching in...
  • England set for Viv Richards Stadium return August 4, 2014

    England on Monday released details of their 2015 tour of the West Indies, including a first match at Antigua's Vivian Richards Stadium since their abandoned game there in 2009. In the second Test match at the venue five years ago, the West Indies managed to bowl only 10 balls before the...
  • Taps, scissors and safety pins: Masaba Gupta opts for quirky motifs at WIFW March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Queen of prints Masaba Gupta took quirk to a new high with her latest autumn-winter line for Satya Paul with motifs ranging from tap, safety pins to pair of scissors. Based on the idea of deception, the collection didn't consist of the usual neons which is typical of the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar better than Viv Richards, says Martin Crowe March 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has rated batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar higher than the West Indies legend Vivian Richards, saying that he admired the Indian veteran's footwork and his ability to keep things simple. "Viv was the best batsman I saw in my 14 years of playing Test cricket,...
  • Kevin Pietersen England's 'scapegoat', says Vivian Richards March 6, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen has been made a "scapegoat" for England's Ashes humiliation in Australia, according to West Indies great Vivian Richards. England controversially axed their all-time leading run-scorer across all formats following a 5-0 series loss Down Under where he was their highest-scoring contributor with the bat. "You were looking for some...
  • Viv Richards statue unveiled in Antigua March 1, 2014

    St. John's: Former West Indies cricket captain and Antigua national hero Sir Vivian Richards says he feels privileged to have a statue unveiled in his honour. The unveiling occurred at a ceremony here attended by a number of dignitaries including past cricketers. "It's not often you see impressions you think look real...
  • Virat Kohli equals Viv Richards, fastest to reach 5000 ODI runs November 21, 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...
  • Richards, Warne invited for Sachin's 199th Test October 29, 2013

    Kolkata: Cricketing legends Vivian Richards and Shane Warne have been invited for Sachin Tendulkar's 199th and penultimate Test match at the Eden Gardens Nov 610 featuring India and West Indies, the Cricket Association of Bengal said Tuesday. Confirmation is awaited from Richards considered one of the most destructive batsmen in...
  • Viv Richards predicts CPL to be a success August 8, 2013

    Bridgetown: Legendary West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards says he expects the Caribbean Premier T20 League (CPL) to be a success based on fans' response to the Barbados and Guyana legs of the inaugural tournament. Large crowds witnessed the three games at Kensington Oval in Barbados last week and the four...
  • Sachin Tendulkar rues not getting to play against Viv Richards August 3, 2013

    Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar has some fond memories of playing alongside the legends of the 1980s in the 1992 World Cup but is still disappointed at missing out playing against his hero Vivian Richards. Tendulkar recalled his progress from a ball boy in the 1987 World Cup to playing against the...
  • Learnt a lot from Vivian Richards: Unmukt Chand July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Promising batsman Unmukt Chand is hoping to reap the rewards of the lessons he has learnt from legendary West Indian batsman Vivian Richards on the importance of "self belief and confidence". "I spoke to him [Richards] and he stressed on the importance of self belief and confidence. I am...
  • India's bowling attack is ordinary: Michael Holding May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: A forthright Michael Holding on Saturday termed the Indian bowling attack as "ordinary", with most of them like Ishant Sharma starting off as quicks and then losing out on pace. "It's ordinary. That's all I can say. I've seen a few fast bowlers, who come in and bowl quick...
  • Can Viru and Viv change Delhi Daredevils' fortunes? April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Six consecutive defeats into their IPL 6 campaign, the Delhi Daredevils franchise announced that they had signed on legendary West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards in the capacity of team ambassador. As per the official terminology, Richards would have an "advisory role" with Delhi. The news did not...
  • I am not god of cricket: Sachin Tendulkar April 4, 2013

    Bangalore: He might be revered by billions of fans, but Sachin Tendulkar insists he is "not god of cricket" as many would like to call him as he does "make mistakes" unlike the almighty. "I am not God of cricket. I make mistakes, God doesn't," Tendulkar said at a promotional...
  • Richards was more fearful than Gayle: Richardson October 4, 2012

    Colombo: He has closely watched Chris Gayle evolve as one of the most destructive batsmen in the current era but former West Indies captain Richie Richardson maintains that Sir Vivian Richards was "far more feared by bowlers" than the Jamaican opener. "Both (Gayle and Richards) have had significant effect on bowlers...
  • Review: 'Fire In Babylon' is riveting September 23, 2012

    Cast: Clive Lloyd, Vivian Richards, Michael Holding Director: Stevan Riley Rating: 4 out of 5 You believe that for Indians, cricket is a religion. But reality, where players make millions just for a few games and are 'owned' and 'sold' by the rich and famous, is different. In such times, it is impossible...
  • My boys respect the greats: WI skipper Sammy June 12, 2012

    Birmingham: Captain Darren Sammy was quick to reaffirm his young side's huge respect for former West Indies' greats after Denesh Ramdin was fined by the International Cricket Council for a jibe at legendary captain Vivian Richards. Ramdin celebrated his century on the fourth day of the third Test against England Sunday...
  • Ramdin spurred on by Richards criticism June 11, 2012

    Birmingham: Denesh Ramdin said criticism from West Indies hero Vivian Richards helped him score a superb century against England in the third Test at Edgbaston here on Sunday. Having reached three figures on the fourth day only his second hundred at this level West Indies wicketkeeper Ramdin produced a...
  • Viv blasts 'immature' Windies batting May 29, 2012

    Nottingham:West Indies' legendary captain Sir Vivian Richards has blasted the Caribbean side's disastrous batting in the second Test at Trent Bridge against England and has criticised the recalled wicketkeeperbatsman Denesh Ramdin, saying the player has "deteriorated in such a big way". West Indies capitulated meekly in their second innings, tottering at...
  • Sachin standout player of modern era: Shastri May 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Ravi Shastri has said while Vivian Richards was the best batsman of his era, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara have been the two most extraordinary players in the modern generation. "Viv Richards was the best batsman in my era by a long way. In modern...
  • Warne leads international tributes for Sachin March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Australian spin legend Shane Warne pleaded for an end to the talk of Sachin Tendulkar's retirement as he joined the international chorus of appreciation for the iconic Indian cricketer who scripted history by completing a century of international tons on Friday. Apart from his close friend Warne, cricket legends...
  • Enjoy Sachin while you can: Viv Richards March 7, 2012

    Mumbai: West Indies cricket legend Vivian Richards has walked out to bat for Sachin Tendulkar amidst calls for the 'little master' to retire from international cricket. Richards, who celebrates his 60th birthday on Wednesday, told MiD DAY from Antigua: "You have to be patient with him. Sachin has been around...
  • Richards lambasts WICB for handling of Gayle December 16, 2011

    St. John's, Antigua: Cricketing legend Vivian Richards has lambasted the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for its inept handling of the dispute with former captain Chris Gayle. He said he did not agree with everything Gayle did, but found it difficult to understand how the board could take such a hard...