Virat Kohli wished Viv Richards on his 69th birthday.© Instagram
Viv Richards, former West Indies batsman, turned 69 on Sunday and he was greeted with a particular birthday want from Virat Kohli. The India skipper took to Twitter to want Richards, calling him the “greatest ever” and “fearless king”. “Happy birthday to the greatest ever. The fearless king. Sir viv @ivivianrichards,” Kohli tweeted. Both Kohli and Richards have expressed their mutual respect for one another on varied events. During India’s tour to the West Indies in 2019, Richards, in an interview with Kohli, had identified the similarities between the 2.
Happy birthday to the best ever. The fearless king. Sir viv @ivivianrichards
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 7, 2021
“I always felt I was good enough to be competing. I wanted to express myself in the best way that I can, I see that little similarity, that passion. There are times when folks would look at us in different ways and say wow, why so angry?” he mentioned
Richards made his Test debut towards India in Bengaluru in 1974 and entered the restricted overs circuit subsequent yr in Manchester towards Sri Lanka.
Richards performed 121 Test matches and scored 8,540 runs with the assistance of 24 centuries and 45 half-centuries. He averaged over 50 within the longest format of the sport.
The explosive right-handed batsman additionally represented the West Indies in 187 One-Day Internationals and hit 11 tons of and 45 half-centuries.
Richards amassed 6,721 runs at a median of 47. The West Indian was additionally a helpful bowler and had 118 wickets to indicate for his efforts within the restricted overs format.
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