<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="West Indies tour of India 2013: We will play tough cricket, says Richie Richardson" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131030220024.jpg" title="West Indies tour of India 2013: We will play tough cricket, says Richie Richardson" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Just like a lot of other cricketers, Richie Richardson (above) termed Tendulkar's humility as his most endearing quality © AFP</p> </div> <strong>By Tapan Mohanta<br /> <br /> Kolkata: Nov 4, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> The entire nation might be celebrating <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a>'s upcoming farewell series but former <a href="/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies</a> captain and team's cricket manager <a href="/tags/Richie-Richardson/post" target="_blank">Richie Richardson</a> had a word of caution for the hosts stating that the Caribbeans are here to "play hard cricket."<br /> <br /> "We're happy to be here and celebrate Sachin Tendulkar's farewell series but we're here to play hard cricket. We would be very very competitive," Richardson told reporters during an informal interaction.<br /> <br /> Heaping praise on Tendulkar, Richarson said: "He's second to none. The appetite he has shown for scoring runs is really remarkable. His desire and dedication to play the game... It's difficult to put it in words."<br /> <br /> Just like a lot of other cricketers, Richardson termed Tendulkar's humility as his most endearing quality.<br /> <br /> "Normally, if a person becomes famous, his attitude changes but Tendulkar has remained humble. This is the greatest quality in him. People will always love him."<br /> <br /> Although Indian batsmen have been in red hot form during the just-concluded ODI series against Australia, the veteran of 86 Tests and 224 ODIs said that it won't be very easy for <a href="/tags/Virat-Kohli/post" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> and Co.<br /> <br /> "I know that they are in good form but Test cricket is a different ball game altogether."<br /> <br /> Richardson however said India would not be under any kind of pressure despite the hype around the two-Test matches.<br /> <br /> "The atmosphere is really amazing but having said that once a player steps on the grass, we're all at the same level.<br /> <br /> So, I don't think they were under any kind of pressure."<br /> <br /> Asked about the pitch, Richardson said,"It looks firm to me but it would turn during the last couple of days like a typical Indian wicket."