Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography

Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography

by Bob Harris (Author), VivRichards (Author)

Synopsis

"Wisden Cricket Monthly" announced in May 1999 that Vivian Richards had been voted the best international cricketer of the past 25 years by his peers. Ian Botham came second and Shane Warne third. Both of them voted for Viv Richards. The most compelling and exciting batsman in the modern game, Viv Richards played for the West Indies from 1974 to 1991. He took over the captaincy from Clive Lloyd in 1985 and under his leadership West Indies became the most feared team in the world, the irresistible force of the international game. Now, seven years after his retirement from the game, Viv Richards can tell his story without fear or favour for the first time. From the early years in Antigua and as a teenager in the West Country, the story continues with the humiliation of West Indies at the hand of pace bowlers Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lillee and charts the successful remoulding of the West Indians into the team that dominated world cricket for nearly 20 years.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 416
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 31 May 2001

ISBN 10: 0140290753
ISBN 13: 9780140290752

Author Bio
Sir Vivian Richards is the Caribbean's most charismatic sportsman. Although he retired from international cricket in 1991 he is still the scorer of the fastest test century and remains West Indies' highest-scoring test batsman.