Windward Island batsman Sunil Ambris says he is inspired by the presence of cricket legend Sir Vivian Richards as he prepares with the Sagicor West Indies High Performance (WIHP) team for the upcoming series with Bangladesh A, starting next week in Barbados.
India`s vice-captain Virat Kohli on Thursday reached a rare milestone when he became the joint fastest batsman along with Viv Richards to reach the 5000-run mark in ODI cricket but the flamboyant right-hander said it was just the beginning and he still has a long way to go.
Tendulkar`s prolonged form slump may have raised questions on his retirement but West Indies batting legend Sir Vivian Richards reckons the veteran batsman is still a ‘class act’ and should not be pressured into calling time on his career.
Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards has said Australia holds special place in his heart, adding that he is enjoying life Down Under during as his spell as a mentor to the Big Bash League team Melbourne Stars ends.
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.
Despite the swirling controversy over his ill-advised jibe at Sir Vivian Richards, West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin was the biggest mover in the latest International Cricket Council player rankings.