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Viv Richards

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards is an Antiguan retired cricketer who represented the West Indies cricket team between 1974 and 1991. Batting generally at number three in a dominant West Indies side, Richards is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.Richards made his test debut in 1974 against India along with Gordon Greenidge. His best years were between 1976 and 1983 where he averaged a remarkable 66.51 with the bat in test cricket. In 1984 he suffered from pterygium and had an eye surgery which affected his eyesight and reflexes. although he remained the best batter in world for next four years and average 50 in those four years as well until the decline in last couple of years where he averaged 36. Overall, Richards scored 8,540 runs in 121 Test matches at an average of 50.23, including 24 centuries. He also scored 1281 runs in World Series Cricket with five tons at average of over 55 which was regarded as highest and most difficult cricket ever played. As a captain, he won 27 of 50 Test matches and lost only 8. He also scored nearly 7,000 runs in One Day Internationals and more than 36,000 in first-class cricket.

He was knighted for his contributions to cricket in 1999. In 2000 he was voted one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Century by a 100-member panel of experts and in 2002 the almanack judged that he had played the best One Day International innings of all time. In December 2002, he was chosen by Wisden as the greatest One Day International batsman who had played to that date and as the third greatest Test cricket batter. In 2009, Richards was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.In October 2013, Wisden selected the best test team across 150 years of test history and slotted Viv at number 3 slot, he was only batsman of post war era along with Sachin Tendulkar to get featured in that team.

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Some of their strengths

Viv Richards has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Creative, Intuitive, Kind, Imaginative, Compassionate, Caring, and Generous.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Viv Richards is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Viv Richards well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Viv Richards as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Viv Richards is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Viv Richards tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of Viv Richards's challenges

While Viv Richards has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Viv Richards can be Stubborn, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Emotional, Standoffish, Suspicious, and Pushy.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of Viv Richards's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Pushy and Restless

Viv Richards is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, Viv Richards also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.

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