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Viv Richards PJL Mentor 2022 – Pakistan Junior League T20

The PCB has appointed Sir Viv Richards as Pakistan Junior League Mentor. He will join the company for the inaugural season of PJL mentors, along with Javed Miandad, Shahid Afridi, Darren Sammy, Colin Munro, Imran Tahir, and Shoaib Malik. Sir Viv Richards was appointed as Quetta Gladiators’ Coach for 6 HBL PSL Seasons. Due to his unique batting and bowling stats, PCB is excited to see him as a young talented players’ mentor.

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards (also know as Viv Richards PJL Mentor), a West Indies former player, was born on March 7, 1952 in Antigua. Richards was the right arm batting all-rounder and right arm bowling slow bowling style. He is considered the greatest player of all time due to his exceptional cricket records.

Vivian is the only player to bat without a helmet in his whole 17 years career. Due to his devastating batting, he was a nightmare for his opponents. In his whole career, bowlers were unable to find a way to bowl Richards. Richards has a lot of records and achievements. After his playing career, he has served as team coach for IPL and PSL teams. He is also a good commentator. And now PCB selected Viv Richards PJL Mentors for Pakistan Junior League 2022.

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Now we have a look at his cricket career:

Test Career

Sir Viv Richards made his test debut against India at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, on November 22, 1974. It is amazing to know that in his 2nd test match in the same series with India, he scored 192 unbeaten runs. Between 1976 and 1983, he had a strike rate of 66.51 as a test player.

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Richards scored 8540 runs at an average of 50.23 in 121 test matches. He scored 24 centuries. As a test captain from 1986 to 1991, he won 27 out of 50 matches and lost only 8. Richards played his last test match against England at the Oval on August 8, 1991.

ODI Career

Sir Alexander Richards made his debut against Sri Lanka at the Emirates Old Trafford on June 7, 1975. He scored nearly 7000 runs in 187 matches with an average of 47. He was the first one to take 5 wickets and score 50 in a match.

Richards played two world cups for the West Indies, in 1975 and 1979. In both world cups, the West Indies won the final.

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Achievements and Records of Viv Richards PJL Mentor

  • Viv Richards was the first test player to score a century with a 150 strike rate.
  • Richards holds the record for the highest 10th wicket partnership in an ODI with Michael Holding.
  • He was the first player to score a fifty and take five wickets in the same ODI.
  • For his services to cricket, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1994.
  • A stadium in North Sound, Antigua, was built in honor of Sir Vivian Richards and named Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
  • He won 41 players of the match and seven players of the series awards.
  • He is still the 2nd highest run and century scorer in a calendar year.

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Batting Record


Bowling Record


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