Sir Viv Richards: Through his Eyes - Episode Four
Watch all four episodes of the Sky Sports series on the West Indies legend here or On Demand!
Last Updated: 28/08/18 9:50pm
Watch part four of our series, as Sir Vivian Richards reflects on winning the Cricket World Cup, whitewashing England in 1984, World Series Cricket and how he would like to be remembered.
Hit play on the video above to watch the final installment in full.
EPISODE FOUR - DOMINATION
The Master Blaster lit up the 1979 World Cup Final with his unbeaten 138 setting up a 92-run victory over England as the West Indies retained the title they had won four years earlier.
Viv reveals how he did not feel the pressure at Lord's, plus also reminisces on another stunning ODI knock in England - his career-best 189 not out at Old Trafford in 1984.
West Indies went on to whitewash England in the five-match Test series and Richard reflects on a period of domination with the side amid a run of 11 Test victories on the spin.
Viv chats, too, about whether captaining West Indies had any negative impact on him, how World Series Cricket has aided the players of today, and how he would like to be remembered.
EPISODE THREE - THE WORLD STAGE
Mark Butcher talks to Sir Viv about his approach to batting, staring down fast bowlers, and the struggles he faced during his first Test match.
Sir Viv recalls how he stood up to bowlers, being told by Australian bowler Len Pascoe "you're going to be a hospital case, the next one you miss" and how he stared him down, refusing to fear any of the bowlers he faced.
He also recalls feeling overwhelmed before his first Test match, which was in India, and falling to the bottom of the stairs on his way out of the dressing room and to the crease, as his knees had given way.
But, after a testing start to his career on the international stage, Sir Viv left his mark everywhere he went and has particularly fond memories of England.
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 installment, 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.
Comment below on skysports.com to get involved in the debate, but please adhere to our House Rules. If you wish to report any comment, click on the down arrow next to the offending comment and click 'Report'.