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Viv delivers the goods

Nov 17, 2014: Richards played second fiddle to Collis King for a while during the 1979 final, but his was the pivotal contribution

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The deadly arm of Viv Richards

Oct 30, 2014: Ian Chappell and two of his team-mates took on Viv Richards the fielder in the 1975 World Cup final, and lost

Martin Williamson

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King Viv flays the Lankans

Oct 30, 2014: It was just Sri Lanka's bad luck in 1987 that they ran into a West Indies side smarting from a loss to England, and Viv Richards at his vintage best

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King leaves Richards in the shade

Oct 30, 2014: West Indies were struggling at 99 for 4 in the 1979 final when their last front-line batsman came in and set the roof on fire

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'That shot is my invention'

Oct 30, 2014: Richards' manufactured flick for six off Hendrick's final delivery in 1979 was the perfect finishing touch for West Indies

West Indies in India 2014-15

Richards lauds 'perfect reply' from West Indies

Oct 10, 2014: Former West Indies captain Viv Richards is relieved that the threat of a players strike ahead of the first ODI against India did not materialise, and said the highlight of the entire situation for him was that in the end, "good sense did prevail."

Gaurav Kalra

West Indies A in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Wrong time to ban bowlers with suspect actions - Richards

Oct 8, 2014: Former West Indies captain Viv Richards has said the ICC's crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions has not come at the correct time

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

1990

'Write anything bad and I'll whack you'

Mar 15, 2014: When Viv Richards took exception to a front-page report and marched up to the press box to have words with the journalist

Martin Williamson

1990

Demented and orgasmic gesticulations

Mar 1, 2014: Viv Richards' over-the-top celebrations and a commentary row blighted the fourth Test of 1990 in Bridgetown

Martin Williamson

A touch of genius

Nov 19, 2013: As Kevin Pietersen prepares for his 100th Test, he is close to being regarded as a truly great cricketer, England's first since Ian Botham

Mark Nicholas

IPL 2013

Counter sledging through performance - Richards

Apr 26, 2013: Viv Richards, the former West Indies captain who is also the Delhi Daredevils ambassador, has said it's important to be confrontational in cricket against sledging and "bullying" tactics, but through performance.

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IPL 2013

'Kohli reminds me of myself' - Viv Richards

Apr 25, 2013: Virat Kohli has received a compliment from Viv Richards, the former West Indies batsman, as he said that the Indian batsman reminds him of himself when he goes out to bat

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IPL 2013

Viv Richards signs on with Delhi Daredevils

Apr 20, 2013: Viv Richards, the former West Indies captain, has joined the Delhi Daredevils as the team's ambassador

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Australia news

Ponting was fearless - Viv Richards

Dec 6, 2012: Viv Richards has hailed Ricky Ponting's brashness and "show-no-fear" attitude as among his greatest traits

Brydon Coverdale

Are West Indies bound upwards at last?

Oct 10, 2012: Asking them to regain the heights of the 1980s would be too much, but they can still be a force in international competition

Ed Smith

1969

Viv Richards' two-year ban

Oct 6, 2012: When an outburst of petulance led him to do things he regretted years later

Martin Williamson

England v West Indies, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 4th day

Ramdin regrets attack on Richards

Jun 10, 2012: Denesh Ramdin, the West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman, marked his second Test century by brandishing a piece of paper criticising the former West Indies captain Viv Richards.

Nagraj Gollapudi at Edgbaston

The emperor in winter

May 31, 2012: Viv Richards may be in the commentary box these days, but the aura still endures

Mark Nicholas

The best batsmen I've seen

May 1, 2012: In the post-Bradman era, these players delighted spectators and deflated the opposition with their ability to dominate the most fearsome attacks

Ashley Mallett

You came, I saw, you conquered

Mar 7, 2012: Gum-chewing, ball-thwacking, awe-inspiring superstar Viv Richards is sixty today

Sriram Dayanand
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