Viv Richards

Viv Richards

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, KNH, OBE (born 7 March 1952) is a former West Indian cricketer. Known as Viv (or King Viv), Richards was voted one of the five Cricketers of the Century in 2000, by a 100-member panel of experts, along with Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs and Shane Warne. In February 2002, he was judged by Wisden to have played the best One Day International (ODI) innings of all time. In December 2002, he was chosen by Wisden as the greatest ODI batsman of all time, as well as the third greatest Test batsman of all time, after Sir Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.

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... Period 2983 ... (51 inns.) Brian Lara 1994–04 2969 ... (50 inns.) Viv Richards 1976–91 2392 ... (59 inns.) Desmond Haynes 1980–94 2318 ... (48 inns.) Gordon Greenidge 1976–90 2205 ... (53 inns.) Geoffrey ...
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... West Indian batsman Viv Richards was notorious for punishing bowlers that dared to sledge him ... He informed Richards "It's red, round and weighs about five ounces, in case you were wondering." Richards hammered the next delivery out of the cricket grounds and into a nearby river ...
Test Matches (1991–2000) - 1991 Season - West Indies in England
... Home captain Away captain Venue Result 1171 6,7,8,9,10 June 1991 Graham Gooch Viv Richards Headingley ENG by 115 runs 1172 20,21,22,23,24 June 1991 Graham Gooch Viv Richards Lord's DRAW ...

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