Viv Richards: Through his Eyes - Episode Two
Last Updated: 09/08/18 5:32pm
Watch episode two of 'Sir Vivian Richards: Through his Eyes' as the Master Blaster reflects on his time at Somerset with Sir Ian Botham.
Press play on the video above to watch the second instalment in full.
Over the series, Viv will tell Mark Butcher how he brought his unique swagger to the Windies team as well as reflect on captaining the side and their World Cup wins in 1975 and 1979.
EPISODE TWO - SWAGGER IN SOMERSET
Sir Ian Botham catches up with Sir Viv to reminisce on their friendship and the roles they played in an illustrious spell at Somerset CCC.
After being written off by a Surrey scout, Sir Viv recalls how he was picked up for Somerset by Len Creed - and how he and Beefy hit it off from the start as the county became 'a home away from home'.
The pair reflect on a selection of their favourite cricketing memories, the influence of Brian Close - a magnificent leader and the toughest man Sir Viv ever came across - as well as some of the pranks they played!
Plus, they discuss the day that Somerset chose to show Sir Viv and Joel Garner the door - and why Beefy decided it was time to leave Taunton.
EPISODE ONE - SON OF ST JOHN'S
In the first instalment, Viv explains his rise to the West Indies first team, which came in 1974 when he made his Test debut against India.
Richards went on to play 121 Tests and 187 ODIs for his country, scoring a combined 15, 261 runs and 35 centuries, so find out how his career began in the first part of our documentary series.
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