March 7th Down the years,Hard hitter Viv Richards born
On this day in 1952 Viv Richards born in Antigua
A legend of the sport, Sir Issac Vivian Alexander Richards, was born in St.John’s, Antigua. Few batsman in world cricket have intimidated bowlers as so much as Viv did and few had the swagger of his. Richards dominated bowlers for over two a long time during the 70s and 80s. He averaged 47 in ODI cricket at a time when 30 was considered ‘good’. Despite averaging over 50 in test cricket, a few of his best performances got here in the shorter layout. He smashed a wonderful 138 towards England within the Final of the 1979 World Cup taking the hosts completely out of the sport. His 189 in opposition to at historical Trafford in 1984 ranks amongst the excellent innings ever played within the shorter format. Richards was named among the five Fantastic players of the twentieth century by Wisden. Additionally, on this day, Sunil Gavaskar became the first batsman to reach 10,000 runs in test match history.