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Angry Viv Richards slams ICC for being partial towards India
Angry Viv Richards slams ICC for being partial towards India

ICC’s condemnation of the West Indies players has not gone down well with RichardsWith his uninhibited stroke-play and brazen body language, Sir Viv Richards was undoubtedly the most feared batsman of his era. Long retired from the game, the West Indian has launched another scathing attack. But this time, it is off the field and targeted towards the International Cricket Council (ICC).NDTV Sports reported the 64-year old criticizing the spo

Apr 29 2016
Ravi Shastri says Virat Kohli has the same mindset as Viv Richards
Ravi Shastri says Virat Kohli has the same mindset as Viv Richards

Ravi Shastri (left) and Virat Kohli (right) during a practice session in AustraliaFormer Team Director of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri is back behind the microphone for the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League. In a recent interview with Wisden India, he talked about his time as the team director and about star Indian batsman Virat Kohli.The 53-year-old cricketer was appointed as the team director by the BCCI for India’s tour

Apr 26 2016
Legendary West Indian cricketers want non-functioning WICB to be dissolved
Legendary West Indian cricketers want non-functioning WICB to be dissolved

Usually a calm character, Darren Sammy had lashed out at the WICB during the World T20In a move which could shake West Indies cricket’s structure, a panel comprising of former greats such as Garry Sobers, Viv Richards, Wes Hall and Andy Roberts has called for the under-fire West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to be disbanded. ESPN Cricinfo reported the distinguished cricketers seeking an interim committee to oversee the affairs of the spo

Apr 19 2016
Viv Richards backs Darren Sammy in West Indies dispute
Viv Richards backs Darren Sammy in West Indies dispute

Viv Richards has backed Darren SammyBatting legend Viv Richards has supported T20 skipper Darren Sammy in his decision to slam the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for its lack of support during the recent World T20 in India.During the post-match ceremony following the World T20 final on Sunday, Sammy said the team felt "disrespected" by the WICB and had not heard from the Antigua-based organisation during their successful campaign, rep

Apr 7 2016
5 great cricketers who struggled in the role of coach
5 great cricketers who struggled in the role of coach

Even if you excel in doing something, it does not necessarily mean that you can effectively help others in doing the same. On the other hand, people who perform averagely at a certain task may be able to teach others to do it far more efficiently.In cricket, there are a number of examples of how players with none-too-great track records have gone on to lead teams extraordinary heights as a coach. But you will also find quite a few instances of le

5 players who left the game better than how they found it
5 players who left the game better than how they found it

Over the years, the game of cricket has dished out greats who even after they have bid adieu to the game have not been forgotten. This is due to their belligerence, their defiance, their astute cricket brains, their bull-minded approach and their superhuman abilities.These players inherited a game they loved, and by their own contributions left an indelible impression both on the game and on the general public. No wonder when they look back at th

Mar 12 2016
10 best quotes on Brendon McCullum
10 best quotes on Brendon McCullum

McCullum in action during his final international match against Australia New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum played his final international innings today at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. He has contributed more than what he could to the Blackcaps team. A whole new generation was born under his captaincy, which changed the way how cricket was played in the Kiwi land. McCullum signed off from cricket in his own style by scoring the

Feb 22 2016
Viv Richards delighted to see his fastest Test hundred record broken by Brendon McCullum
Viv Richards delighted to see his fastest Test hundred record broken by Brendon McCullum

Richards hailed McCullum as one of the greatest ambassadors of the gameWest Indies legend Sir Viv Richards praised New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum as a “great ambassador for the game” after his record-breaking century on Day one of the ongoing second Test against Australia. Richards claimed that he was a big fan of McCullum and added that he was only happy to see his record for the fastest Test hundred broken by the 34-year-

Feb 21 2016
Raina wants an Indian batsman to break McCullum's fastest Test century world record
Raina wants an Indian batsman to break McCullum's fastest Test century world record

Raina and McCullum will again be playing for the same team - Gujarat Lions - in IPLBrendon McCullum broke the record for fastest Test century today when he smashed a 54-ball 100 against Australia at Christchurch. He surpassed Vivian Richards’ and Misbah-ul-Haq's records of scoring it in 56 balls.Today when McCullum broke the world record, his Indian Premier League (IPL) teammate Suresh Raina said that he couldn't

Feb 20 2016
New Zealand vs Australia 2016: Brendon McCullum says he felt embarrassed while breaking Viv's record
New Zealand vs Australia 2016: Brendon McCullum says he felt embarrassed while breaking Viv's record

McCullum smashed the fastest Test century in history- off just 54 ballsHaving set the record for the fastest century in Test cricket at the Hagley Oval on Saturday, veteran New Zealand star, Brendon McCullum said he almost felt "embarrassed" while going past the previous milestone set by his idol Viv Richards.Walking in when New Zealand were in trouble at 32/3 on the opening day of the 2nd Test against Australia, McCullum smashed 1

Feb 20 2016
Stats: Fastest centuries in Test cricket
Stats: Fastest centuries in Test cricket

McCullum on his way to the fastest Test hundredScoring a century in Test cricket is an honour that all batsmen pride on. Scoring them at a quick pace in the longest format of the is a facet that not many batsmen have. Brendon McCullum is one of the few batsmen who have that exceptional talent to ‘take the bowlers to the cleaners’.Also read: Who has highest T20I wickets?When McCullum announced his retirement, it was a shock to mos

Feb 20 2016
Stats: New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1: McCullum's 54-ball hundred gives NZ upper hand on Day One
Stats: New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1: McCullum's 54-ball hundred gives NZ upper hand on Day One

McCullum scored the fastest Test hundred in history to give his team the upper handBrendon McCullum has always been an entertainer in cricket, no matter what format he played. No one expected any less than that in the last Test match of his career when New Zealand took on Australia at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.The New Zealand skipper played one of the most counter-attacking innings we will ever see as he went on to score 145 off just 79 bal

Feb 20 2016
McCullum scores fastest Test hundred
McCullum scores fastest Test hundred

McCullum celebrates after scoring the fastest Test hundred against Australia in his last TestWhen Brendon McCullum announced his retirement, cricket fans all over shed tears as they would never come across a batsman like the New Zealand skipper again. There was none like the Kiwi when it came to attacking cricket. McCullum had only one thing in mind while batting – “how do I get the ball to the boundary?”This attitude was exempl

Feb 20 2016
Brendon McCullum calls Viv Richards as his favourite cricketer of all time
Brendon McCullum calls Viv Richards as his favourite cricketer of all time

Brendon McCullum (left), Viv Richards (right).New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum has named former West Indian batsman Viv Richards as his personal favourite cricketer of all time. The wicketkeeper-batsman has described the former West Indies captain as "the leader of cricket" around the world during his time.Richards has been dubbed by many as the “most destructive batsman of all time”, who averages 50.23 with the bat in T

Feb 17 2016
New Zealand vs Australia 2016: Brendon McCullum names Viv Richards as his favourite cricketer
New Zealand vs Australia 2016: Brendon McCullum names Viv Richards as his favourite cricketer

McCullum described Viv Richards as the ‘leader of cricket’ all around the world during his timeNew Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum has named the West Indies cricket legend Viv Richards as his favourite player of all time.McCullum has described the former West Indies captain as "the leader of cricket" around the world during his time, reports CMC.Richards, who has been dubbed by many as the 'most destructive

Feb 17 2016
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