Viv Richards Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Net Worth

Viv Richards Wiki: Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, also known as Viv Richards, is a legendary West Indie cricketer widely regarded as one of the most incredible batters ever. Richards typically batted at number three for the West Indies cricket team and was known for his aggressive style of play.

Born to Gretel Richards and Malcolm in Antigua, Richards began playing cricket at a young age alongside his brothers Donald and Mervyn. Despite suffering from Pterygium, a condition that affects the eye, Richards underwent surgery and continued to excel in the field. He remained the best batsman for four consecutive years, a testament to his incredible skill and determination.

Viv Richards Wiki
Viv Richards Wiki

Throughout his career, Richards set many records and achieved countless milestones. He scored over 8,500 runs in Test cricket with a batting average of 50.23, including 24 centuries. In One Day Internationals, he scored over 6,700 runs with an average of 47.00.

Aside from his impressive individual statistics, Richards was also a vital member of the West Indies team that dominated world cricket throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He was a team member that won the first two Cricket World Cups in 1975 and 1979 and played a pivotal role in the team’s success. Overall, Viv Richards is a true cricketing legend whose impact on the sport will be felt for generations.

Viv Richards Wiki

Real NameSir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards
Nickname Viv Richards, Viv, Master Blaster, Smokin Joe, Smokey,
King Viv, The Emperor
Known Name Viv Richards
Date of Birth7 March 1952
Age71 years ( as of 2023)
BirthplaceSt. John’s, British Leeward Islands (Now,
Antigua and Barbuda)
HometownSt. John’s
Current ResidenceSt. John’s
Nationality Antiguan
Profession Former West Indian Cricketer
Martial Status Married
Girlfriend  / AffairsNeena Gupta (In the late 1980s)
Zodiac sign Pisces
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian

Viv Richards Education

School Name• St. John’s Boys Primary School, St. John’s,
• Antigua Grammar School, Antigua
College / University Did Not Attend
Educational QualificationHigh School
Father  NameMalcolm Richards (First Class
Mother NameGretel Richards
Brother NameDonald Richards (Half) (First Class
Cricketer), Mervyn Richards (Football Player)
Sister NameNone
Spouse / Wife NameMiriam
Children ( Kids) NameMali Richards (Cricketer), Matara
Richards (Cricketer)
Daughter- Masaba Gupta (Costume Designer)


Awards & AchievementsWisden Cricketer of the Year (1977)
 Officer of the Order of the British Empire
 Knight of the Order of the National Hero
 The first player to complete 1000 runs and taking
50 wickets in ODI history
 First batsman to score a Test century at a
strike rate of over 150 (1986)

Net Worth

Net Worth$18 million (approx)
Monthly Salary / IncomeRs . 5-7 Crore per Film & Rs 15 Crore per annum
House Address31 Shrinagar, 7th Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai – 400049
CarsAudi Q7
 BMW 7 Series


ODI- Vs. Sri Lanka at Old Trafford on 07 June
Test- Vs. India at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on
22 November 1974
First Class DebutIn January 1972, for the Leeward Islands
against the Windwards
Cap NumberTest- 151
ODI- 14
Combined Islands (1971-1981)
Leeward Islands (1971-1991)
Somerset (1974-1986)
Queensland (1976-1977)
Glamorgan (1990-1993)
Nature on FieldAggressive
Loved to Play
England, Australia
Coach/MentorHis brothers, Mervyn and Donald
Favorite ShotHook

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