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Cricket World Cup memories – Sir Viv Richards


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Sir Viv Richards, who played key roles in the Windies' ICC Cricket World Cup wins in 1975 and 1979, says nothing comes close to those two achievements.

Richards, now 66, is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen to have played the game, scored 15,261 runs in 121 Tests and 187 one-day internationals.

He was a livewire in the field in the inaugural edition of the World Cup in 1975, when he ran out three batsmen – Alan Turner, Ian Chappell and Greg Chappell. The dismissal of the older Chappell brother was a turning point in the game, which the Windies won by 17 runs. 

I am a 100 per cent man; an individual, who was very passionate about representing his country

Richards followed up his heroics in 1975 with a belligerent century in the 1979 final, where he was the Player of the Match for his 157-ball 138*.

"Achieving things collectively was always one of my aims. To have done that for the Windies (in 1975) – all the other stuff would be secondary to that," said the former West Indian captain. 

Watch this video for more of his ICC Cricket World Cup memories.

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CWC Memories – Sir Viv Richards

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