Sydney: 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. Richards, who has been a regular visitor to Australia since first touring with the Windies in 1975, added he feels at home whenever he visits the country.
Richards said Australia is a country that enjoys cricket for what it is and it gives you a great feeling that people appreciate you even though sometimes you might be in a winning opposition. The Caribbean great added the fact that people also appreciate watching the highest sporting effort being made from an opposing team is something, which is really amicable about the Australians. Richards added Australia always provides a true cricket fan with the best of experience no matter which team he/she supports.