Mumbai: Few have, and will ever play the game like Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, who turns 60 on Wednesday. Landmark birthday notwithstanding, cricket lovers don't remember the exact number of runs he scored or the centuries he tallied. They don't have to, for true brilliance need not be quantified. And he stayed the most feared batsman for oppositions till he bid goodbye to international cricket in 1991. Or like his former teammate Jeff Dujon once said, "when Viv walked in to bat, the fielders automatically went deeper."
Excerpts from an interview:
Are you one who is afraid of ageing?