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Pt 4 - 'A very proud man, of himself, his nation and region'

The man who gave "swagger" new meaning in cricket, Richards was the most destructive batsman of his era, and while there are many with greater records, few could take on, intimidate, and rip to shreds bowling attacks like he did.

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ESPNcricinfo's Legends of Cricket were chosen by a panel of judges nearly as distinguished. From Bradman to Tendulkar, from Sobers to Imran, these are players from across eras and countries, and this series of television portraits captures them through the eyes of their peers and some of the most astute observers of the game.