Viv Richards: Demoralised bowling attacks

A Profile of the Champion West Indian from the ESPN Legends series. His arrogance and dominance of the bowlers were complete as he strode out to bat with his trademark swagger.

His power was awesome, he hooked devastatingly and never wore a helmet, rocking back from his front-foot base to take the ball from his eyeline in front of square.

Occasionally, for no apparent reason, he would block an over in immaculate fashion, seemingly in defensive position before the ball had left the bowler's hand. Then, refreshed, off he would go again.


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