18 March 2012

About The Excellence of Richards

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, Known as Vivian Richards born in 7 March 1952 is a former West Indian cricketer, He 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.

Excellence of Richards:
  • In February 2002, he was judged by Wisden to have played the best ODI innings of all time, as well as the third greatest Test batsman of all time, after Sir Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.
  • He scored 8,540 runs in 121 Test matches at an average of 50.23, including 24 centuries and 6,721 ODI runs including 11 centuries in 187 matches , Richards also scored 5 centuries in World Cup Series Cricket between 1977–79.
  • 1976 was a  finest year for Richards because in that year he scored 1710 runs, at an astonishing average of 90.00, with seven centuries in 11 Tests, World record for most Test runs by a batsman in a single calendar year was then broken by Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan on 30 November 2006.
  • Richards captained the West Indies in 50 Test matches from 1984–1991. Richards won 27 of 50 matches as a Test captain and lost only 8, He is the only West Indies captain never to lose a Test series,
  • The Excellence and the Greatness of this man is an example for all the upcoming cricketers.

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