West Indies cricket legend Sir Vivian Richards visited the India dressing team on Monday, just days ahead of the start of the team's four-match Test series against the Caribbean team. The first Test match gets under way on Thursday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
Selfies were the order of the day as the man who remained an integral part of the West Indies team that won two consecutive Cricket World Cup crowns in 1975 and 1979, spoke to the India players. The likes of Virat Kohli, India's Test captain, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul posted the selfies with the legend on Twitter.
"Words of gold" were exchanged between Kohli, 27, and Richards, according to the Indian cricketer. The 64-year-old veteran wished the members of the India cricket team luck ahead of the four-match series. Richards also mentioned that he admired the aggression and simplicity with which Kohli approaches the game, according to a report on BCCI's official website.
The West Indies legend also congratulated the hard-hitting Indian batsman for his performances in India's tour of Australia earlier in the year. Kohli scored three back-to-back half centuries as India got past the Aussies in the three-match T20I series played in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Richards, still the only West Indies captain never to lose a Test series till date, also praised India vice-captain Rahane for his calm, yet solid approach to the game.
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