Sir Viv Richards told Denesh Ramdin to make runs for a winning West Indies after the wicket-keeper celebrated his hundred against England in the third Test at Edgbaston by turning on the all-time great.
Ramdin was criticised by Richards after West Indies’ nine-wicket second Test defeat by England at Trent Bridge. Ramdin had made just six as West Indies collapsed to 61 for six and that prompted Richards to say, “Ramdin just looks out of sorts. When he first came into the game, I felt he was a huge prospect. He has deteriorated in such a big way.”
However, having reached three figures on the fourth day for his second Test hundred, Ramdin produced a piece of paper from his pocket on which the words ‘YEAH VIV TALK NAH’ were written.
Richards reacted to Ramdin’s protest, saying, “I’m not sure what Ramdin meant but he’s played well and if you’re given enough chances you’re going to get it done.”
Published in The Express Tribune, June 11th, 2012.
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