By CricketCountry Staff
Birmingham: Jun 10, 2012
Former player Sir Viv Richards hit back at West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for making an angry gesture towards him after scoring a century in the third Test match at Birmingham against England.
Viv Richards had criticised West Indies’ poor performance with the bat after the second Test. About Ramdhin he had said that he had "deteriorated in such a big way" and looked like "a totally lost guy".
After scoring the century, Ramdin held out a note from his pocket and held it aloft towards the commentary box where Richards works for British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) Radio.
Former West Indies captain Viv Richards hit back at wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for making an angry gesture towards him after scoring a century in the third Test against England on Sunday.
The note read: 'Yeah Viv Talk Nah', as reported by Reuters.
Richards hit back saying that he was glad to see Ramdin motivated by his comments. He said, “It's been a long time coming," said Richards, responding instantly."If you are good enough, the chances certainly are you are going to get it done. Let's not forget it's in a losing cause. Scoring a hundred when you are the team winning, that's excellent stuff. He should be quite happy, and humble in himself.”
"(But) if you are losing 5-0 in a football match and you score a goal in the 90th minute, you shouldn't be running around jumping for joy. I wouldn't be happy with that. I set my standards a bit higher. I'm glad he got the motivation to get himself going."
Michael Holding, former teammate of Richards, was also upset with Ramdin’s reaction. He said that, "Why should a sportsman be trying to demonstrate out on a field, hitting back at some critic?" Holding said in his commentary on Sky Sports. "If you have made a hundred runs you have done what you are being paid to do.
"If I was the manager of the team I would be having a word with that player and he would be getting a fine. I am not saying this because he (Richards) was my former captain - that is simply unbecoming behaviour from a player."