“Can you imagine Viv and Virat playing in the same team?”
On stumps of day two at MCG, Australia are trailing by 435 runs in their second innings.
At the end of the day on Thursday, West Indies’ living legend Sir Viv Richards predicted it would be India who will have the last laugh in the ongoing series against Australia if they could ‘cover a lot of ground.’
“Earlier, India used to play with four spinners. They now have four fast bowlers. It is good that things have changed. India realized it needs that attitude. But India still get to do well in overseas,” Richards told.
Richards heaped praise on Virat Kohli’s captaincy that marked significant aggression.
“Kohli is aggressive. I am a big fan of him. I like good batsmen and good aggression. And I like the fact that someone can play Australia like that. I think Virat Kohli is going to give it back to Australia this time. Virat is special and I like that game.
“I also played the same game. Can you imagine Viv and Virat playing in the same team?” Richards said with a smile while addressing a press conference organized by Manipal Group’s American University of Antigua College of Medicine.
“In between, we have many great players like Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman and others. India is now playing a very attacking game under Kohli. The old India was little timid, but Virat is not like that. He gives it back,” Richards said.
“Virat is good. You are good if you can only reply. If you are not good you can’t reply. Virat is good in that sense,” Richards added.