Is there any cricketer like you in style and attitude? Windies legend took the name of this legend

Sir Viv Richards: If you are fond of cricket, then you must have heard the name of Viv Richards. The influence of this former West Indies cricketer continues even decades after his retirement. In his time, this cricketer played such cricket that till date no one has been able to match him, hence he is called not just Viv Richards but Sir Viv Richards. In the 1970-80s, Sir Viv Richards used to beat many great fast bowlers of the world without a helmet, in a way that today’s batsmen cannot do even while wearing a helmet.

Who is like Viv Richards?

When this great former West Indies cricketer was asked who does he think is a cricketer with style, attitude and swag like him in today’s times? For this, he was also given the option of 4 players, which included the names of Australia’s Steve Smith, England’s Joe Root, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and India’s Virat Kohli. Sir Viv Richards, without thinking, immediately replied, there is only one such cricketer, Virat Kohli. He said that in today’s cricket, there is without any doubt only one person who has the style, swag and attitude like me, and that is Virat Kohli.

Records of Sir Viv Richards and Virat Kohli

Such comment of Sir Viv Richards is really a big thing for Virat Kohli. Let us now show you why Sir Viv Richards’ words matter so much, and why he has given so much importance to Virat Kohli. You can answer this by looking at the statistics of these two great cricketers. Sir Viv Richards scored 8,540 runs in 121 Test matches between 1974 and 1991 at an average of 50.23, which included 24 centuries and 45 half-centuries. At the same time, he played 187 matches in the ODI format and scored 6,721 runs at an average of 47. During this period he had scored 11 centuries and 45 half-centuries.

Virat Kohli has played a total of 111 Test matches between 2008 and 2023, and has scored 8,676 runs at an average of 49.29. During this period, he has also scored 29 centuries and 29 half-centuries. At the same time, in the ODI format, Virat has scored 13,848 runs in 292 matches at an average of 58.67, which includes 50 centuries and 72 half-centuries.

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