Kingston (Jamaica): West Indies great Sir Vivian Richards fell ill during pre-match TV show ahead of the India-Windies second Test here today (August 30).

According to reports, Richards fell ill on air and was helped off the ground. A stretcher was brought in but people got him to stand and was later led him to take the stairs and go to the pavilion.

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Recently, India captain had interviews Richards for the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) website.

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“I believed that I am the man. It may sound arrogant but I always felt that I was involved in a game that I knew. I backed myself every time. You even back yourself to get hurt and take the knocks. The helmet I tried but it felt a little uncomfortable. So I felt my maroon cap which was given to me, I felt so proud with that. My mindset was I was good enough to be here, if I get hurt its god's will but I will survive,” Richards had told Kohli when asked about his approach to the game without helmets.

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“Because while batting you are going to get hurt, it's all part of the game. Depends on how well you come back from these knocks. In the olden days before we had these guards, you take a hit and that's when you'd feel it's all part and parcel of the sport,” Richards added.

The 67-year-old Richards played 121 Tests and 187 ODIs for the West Indies. He scored over 15,000 international runs. He retired in 1991.

In the first Test in North Sound, India defeated West Indies to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Today, the hosts captain Jason Holder won the toss and sent India to bat first.

India had collected 60 points in the first Test for their win as this match is part of the ICC World Test Championship. Now, they are eyeing 60 more points and a clean sweep.