Some of the greatest cricketers in the history of the game will swap bats for golf clubs, and battle at the BMW New Zealand Open when they line up for Golf in QueenstownANZ Celebrity Challenge from March 12-15.
Virat Kohli's form may have taken a hit since dropping to number four in the batting order, but West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards feels the marauding cricketer should continue in the position if that is what the Indian team requires.
Virat Kohli, India's star batsman became the fastest ever batsman to complete 6000 runs in One-Day Internationals. The batting maestro broke former West Indian legend Viv Richards's record. Kohli achieved the feat against Sri Lanka on Sunday, after he struck a well made 53 runs. Kohli who needed 50 runs to complete the milestone, had 5950 runs in 135 innings. Viv Richards had managed to score 6000 runs in 141 innings.
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq broke the test record for the fastest fifty and equalled the quickest century feat barely three weeks after withdrawing from the one-day side for poor form and slow batting.
Pakistan were on the verge of their first series win over Australia in 20 years and victory in the second Test after skipper Misbah-ul Haq rewrote the recod books with his belligerent batting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Relieved that the West Indies tour of India remains on track despite the players threatening to go on strike over a pay dispute, former captain Viv Richards said the visiting team made him proud by going about its job in the "best way possible" despite the distraction back home.
All-rounder Marlon Samuels, who smashed a match-winning century against India in the first ODI, said a chat with legendary Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards a day before the match gave him confidence and helped him to score his career-best equalling unbeaten 126-run knock here.
South African batsman and ODI captain AB de Villiers has become the first player in the history of Test cricket to make a half-century in 12 consecutive Tests after he passed 50 in the first innings of the opening day of second Test against Australia at St George`s Park on Thursday.
Prolific South African batsman Hashim Amla 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.