The 67-year-old Vivian Richards played 121 Tests and 187 ODIs for the West Indies. He scored over 15,000 international runs. He retired in 1991. He is part of the TV commentary team for the ongoing India-West Indies Test series
Kingston (Jamaica): West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards returned to the commentary box after being ill before the start of the India-West Indies second Test on Friday (August 30).
Richards fell ill during the pre-match show in Kingston, Jamaica. He was helped off the field. But later he returned to do commentary on the first day of the second Test.
The batting legend said he fell ill due to hot conditions at the ground but informed fans that he has recovered.
"To all the fans around the world, I want to say I have recovered. I am OK and I have returned (to do commentary)," Richards said on air.
"No bowler in the world could do it to me, that was done by nature (meaning heat). We have to respect nature," he 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. 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.
At stumps on the first day in Kingston, India were 264/5 after half centuries from captain Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal.
Recently, Richards had spoken to Kohli in an interview for the BCCI website.
“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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