Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography

Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography❰Reading❯ ➿ Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography Author Viv Richards – Bluevapours.co.uk The most compelling and exciting batsman in the modern game now years after his retirement from the game he can tell his story without fear or favour From his early years in Antigua and as a teenager The most compelling and exciting batsman in the The Definitive Kindle Ï modern game now years after his retirement from the game he can tell his story without fear or favour From his early years in Antigua and as a teenager in the West Country the story continues with the humiliation of West Indies at the hands of pace bowlers Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lillee and charts the successful remolding of the West Indies into the team that dominated world cricket for nearly yrs.

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Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography eBook Ø Sir
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography
  • Viv Richards
  • English
  • 02 January 2015
  • 0718144341

10 thoughts on “Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography

  1. W says:

    Walking out to bat,Viv Richards had a characteristic swagger.He was among the most destructive batsmen cricket has ever known.He was nicknamed Smokin Joe for his resemblance to heavyweight champion,Joe Frazier.He came from the Caribbean island of Antigua.When he was 17,he was actually banned from cricket in the West Indies for two years after an incident in an inter island match.Luckily for cricket,he staged a comeback.The West Indies dominated world cricket from the mid 1970s through the mid 1 Walking out to bat,Viv Richards had a characteristic swagger.He was among the most destructive batsmen cricket has ever known.He was nicknamed Smokin Joe for his resemblance to heavyweight champion,Joe Frazier.He came from the Caribbean island of Antigua.When he was 17,he was actually banned from cricket in the West Indies for two years after an incident in an inter island match.Luckily for cricket,he staged a comeback.The West Indies dominated world cricket from the mid 1970s through the mid 1990s.While the West Indian battery of fearsome fast bowlers terrorized the opposition s batsmen,Richards did the same to opposing bowlers.Highly unorthodox as a batsman,he relied on a quick eye and sharp reflexes to destroy bowlers.His batting style was not to be found in any coaching manual.The other outstanding West Indian batsmen of that era,including Gordon Greenidge, were totally overshadowed by him.He also captained the West Indies for a good long while,during their decade and a half of domination of international cricket.He always made it a point never to use a protective helmet.It was as if he was daring the opposition bowlers to hit him on the head and they never succeeded.He helped the West Indies win two World Cups,playing a memorable innings in the 1979 final.In 1983,his complacency cost them a third,as he got out to a rash shot chasing an easy target, and they threw away a winning position against India.West Indies completely dominated Australia and England during those years as Richards plundered runs at will.The book mostly focuses on those series.Pakistan offered them resistance,but there is no mention of that in the book.That is a glaring omission as those series from 1986 90 were fiercely contested.Pakistan should have won in 1988,but for some dubious umpiring.There is also a good deal about Richards career in English county cricket with Somerset,and his friendship with that controversial character,Ian Botham.Also included is his involvement with Kerry Packer s World Series Cricket,when virtually the entire West Indies team defected to play for Packer rather than the West Indies.The book itself is not particularly well written,and Richards is too full of himself.He was always a cocky character.The book is nowhere near as entertaining as his batting.Still,it brought back memories of his breathtaking,audacious strokeplay

  2. Penroj says:

    Being a somewhat recent follower of cricket, I found this book very entertaining without going into the sometimes complexity s of the game.The book takes the standard cronolgical approach in telling Sir Viv s life so far, but what made this book so enjoyable were the stories and the easy way in which he tells them, you can tell he had so much enjoyment in his time playing county cricket in the UK, and the exploits and tales of after the matches, make him very approachable and entertaining.If l Being a somewhat recent follower of cricket, I found this book very entertaining without going into the sometimes complexity s of the game.The book takes the standard cronolgical approach in telling Sir Viv s life so far, but what made this book so enjoyable were the stories and the easy way in which he tells them, you can tell he had so much enjoyment in his time playing county cricket in the UK, and the exploits and tales of after the matches, make him very approachable and entertaining.If like me you are new to this wonderful game, you would not go far wrong in reading this book and get to know why these people enjoy the game so much

  3. Manny says:

    This is a pretty nice book where Viv gives a vivid account of his rise in cricket He emphasizes his friendship with Ian Botham and his appreciation of Brian Close in his formative years as a batsman He also writes about his duels with Dennis Lilee and Thompson.

  4. Nishan says:

    Someone who made batting look easy

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