Sir Viv Richards Returns To Commentary After Recovery
Just ahead of the ongoing Jamaica Test, Sir Viv Richards fell ill. However, a few hours later, he returned to the commentary.
On Friday (30th August), Windies and India started the second and final Test of the series at Sabina Park (Kingston, Jamaica). Before the toss, Sir Viv Richards suffered from dehydration and fell ill during the pre-match show. Soon, he moved to the Caribbean dressing room. At first, he moved from the ground with the help of a stretcher, but later he walked to the Caribbean dressing room with the help of two volunteers.
Soon, Richards was also taken to the hospital for a precautionary check-up.
No bowler in the world could do to me, what was done by nature today – Sir Viv Richards
Later, Sir Viv Richards has confirmed that he recovered as he returned to the commentary in the second session of the day. The 67-year-old Richards also claimed that nature dominated him which no bowler could do to him ever.
According to PTI, Richards said on the air, “To all the fans around the world I want to say I have recovered. I am OK and I have returned to do commentary. No bowler in the world could do to me, what was done by nature today.”
After winning the toss, Windies captain Jason Holder sent the visiting side India to bat first. At the end of the opening day of this game, India were batting on 264/5.
Indian opener KL Rahul (13) and the no.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (6) lost their wickets cheaply. However, another opener Mayank Agarwal handled that situation very well along with the captain Virat Kohli. Both scored half-centuries in that crucial moment. While Agarwal lost his wicket on 55 runs, Kohli carried his innings to 76 runs before losing his wicket.
The Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane also faced dismissal on 24 runs. Hanuma Vihari and the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant managed the late part of the day. At the stumps of the day, Vihari remained not out on 42 runs while Pant was batting on 27 runs. They have already put 62 runs partnership for the unbroken sixth wicket.
Windies debutant Rahkeem Cornwall shined on the opening day. The off-spinner had the bowling figures of 27-8-69-1 as he dismissed Chetetshwar Pujara. Apart from taking that wicket, Cornwall also took two catches on that day.
In the meantime, Windies captain Jason Holder was the best bowler of the day as his bowling figures were 20-6-39-3.
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