Viv Richards

Cricket Bowler

1952 –

84

Who is Viv Richards?

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, KNH, OBE, is a former West Indian cricketer. Popularly known as Viv, he is regarded as one of the greatest One Day International batsmen of all time and as one of the very finest to have ever played the game. Richards was voted one of the five Cricketers of the Century in 2000, by a 100-member panel of experts, along with Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs and Shane Warne. In February 2002, Richards was judged by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack to have played the best ODI innings of all time. In December 2002, he was chosen by Wisden as the greatest ODI batsman of all time, as well as the third greatest Test batsman of all time, after Sir Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.

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Born
Mar 7, 1952
St. John's
Also known as
  • King Viv
  • Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards
  • Sir Viv Richards
  • Master Blaster
  • Vivian Richards
  • Smokey
  • Smokin Joe
  • Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Antigua and Barbuda
Profession

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on July 23, 2013

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