Sir Vivian Richards, a phenomenal Cricket player in his day, is widely considered to be the best Cricket player of all time.
Sir Viv was born on the picturesque Island of Antigua and Barbuda on the 7th March 1952. Richards has been voted to have played the best innings of all time by the Wisden Cricketers Almanack, in the West Indies versus England ODI (One day International) in 1984. He is regarded as the best ODI batsman of all time.
In 1974 Richards came to England to play for Somerset Cricket Club. In his first game he was awarded Man of the Match; the first of numerous cricketing awards. Richards made his debut for the West Indies Cricket team against India at the age of 22. It was during the second test match that Richards would go on to make a name for himself when he scored a massive 192 runs. In the first Cricket World Cup, Richards was influential in leading the West Indies to victory. Richards continued his dazzling form through to 1976 where he scored a brilliant 1710 runs in 11 test matches.
In 1984 Richards made captain of the West Indies and led the side for 50 matches. Richards is the only West Indies captain never to lose a test series! As well as representing the West Indies more generally, Sir Viv Richards, has endorsed a charity the Mullany Fund, which helps train doctors and physiotherapists.