Sir Vivian Richards, who has been doing commentary along with pre and post-match analysis, was doing a show, when he complained of uneasiness. @AFP

Sir Vivian Richards fell ill while he was on air doing a pre-game analysis on the eve of the second ICC World Test Championship between India and West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston in Jamaica on Friday.

The 67-year-old Richards, who has been doing commentary along with pre and post-match analysis for the official broadcasters Sony, was doing a show, when he complained of uneasiness.

While a stretcher was brought, Richards left the ground with the help of two volunteers as posted on Twitter. The details of his medical condition is still awaited.

It has been learnt that Richards suffered from dehydration due to excessive humid conditions.

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He was taken to the hospital for a precautionary check-up. He is currently getting medical attention in the West Indies dressing room.

Ahead of the two-match Test series between India and West Indies, the West Indian great had praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

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“I remember those days when Indian cricket would turn one side cheek, give me the other side, and walk away. Virat has brought some spice and has changed the whole parameter. Everyone felt that India was soft and Virat stands up for what he believes in. And that to me is huge and that’s what I think leadership is all about,” Richards had told Sportstar.

“To have a captain who fights and gets in the opponent’s face, because that is part of the deal, is great. At times, you may be beating them with all these skills but then verbally sometimes they hurt you, and Virat is prepared to stand up. Now, India is just not giving it back but making it count with talent. Having a leader like Virat tells everyone to be highly competitive. If they give it, we are going to give it back,” added Richards.

(With inputs from PTI)