Viv Richards – Biography, Wiki, Age, Height, Affairs and Networth

Viv Richards – Biography, Wiki, Age, Height, Affairs and Networth
Full NameSir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards
Nickname(s)Viv, Master Blaster, Smokin Joe, Smokey, King Viv, The Emperor
ProfessionFormer West Indian Cricketer
*Physical Stats & More*
Height (approx.)in centimeters*- 178 cm*
in meters*- 1.78 m*
in feet inches*- 5’ 10”*
Weight (approx.)in kilograms*- 80 kg*
in pounds*- 176 lbs*
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 inches
- Waist: 35 inches
- Biceps: 13 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International Debut*ODI*- Vs Sri Lanka at Old Trafford on 07 June 1975
*Test*- Vs India at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on 22 November 1974
First Class DebutIn January 1972 for the Leeward Islands against the Windwards
Cap Number*Test-* 151
*ODI-* 14
Domestic/State TeamsCombined Islands (1971-1981)
Leeward Islands (1971-1991)
Somerset (1974-1986)
Queensland (1976-1977)
Glamorgan (1990-1993)
Nature on FieldAggressive
Loved to Play AgainstEngland, Australia
Coach/MentorHis brothers Mervyn and Donald
Favourite ShotHook
Records (main ones)• First batsman to score a Test century at a strike rate of over 150 (1986)
• highest individual ODI score when batting at number 4 position (189*)
• First cricketer to score a fifty and to take a five wicket haul in the
same ODI
• First player to score a century as well as to take a five wicket haul in
the same ODI match
• First player to complete 1000 runs and taking 50 wickets in ODI history
Awards, Honours, Achievements• Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1977)
• Officer of the Order of the British Empire (1994)
• Knight of the Order of the National Hero (1999)
Career Turning PointWhen he made unbeaten 192 against India in 1974 in New Delhi
*Personal Life*
Date of Birth7 March 1952
Age (as in 2018)*66 Years*
BirthplaceSt. John's, British Leeward Islands (Now, Antigua and Barbuda)
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownSt. John's
Schools• St. John's Boys Primary School, St. John's, Antigua
• Antigua Grammar School, Antigua
College/UniversityDid Not Attend
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesPlaying and Watching Football and Cricket, Listening to Music, Watching
*Girls, Affairs, and More*
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNeena Gupta (In the late 1980s)
Children*Sons*- Mali Richards (Cricketer), Matara Richards (Cricketer)

*Daughter*- Masaba Gupta (Costume Designer)
Parents*Father*- Malcom Richards (First Class Cricketer)
*Mother*- Gretel Richards
Siblings*Brother*- Donald Richards (Half) (First Class Cricketer), Mervyn Richards
(Football Player)

*Sister*- None
*Favourite Things*
Favourite Cricketers*Batsman*- Sachin Tendulkar
*Bowler*- Wasim Akram
*All-Rounders*- Dwayne Bravo, Ian Botham
Favourite Football ClubLiverpool F.C.
*Money Factor*
Net Worth (approx.)$20 million