With his no-fear attitude, Ricky Ponting certainly up there with the very best, says Sir Vivian Richards

Though their careers did not overlap, much like Ponting, Richards was known for his swagger and the ability to intimidate the best of fast bowlers. "You've got to make that crease your house. Ricky always made the crease his house. I've always been in his corner as a player because of that brashness, he's an in-your-face sort of guy. Show no fear," said Sir Vivian Richards.

updated: December 06, 2012 23:34 IST
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Melbourne: Hailing Ricky Ponting's "no-fear" attitude, West Indies great Viv Richards said the recently-retired former Australian skipper is up there with the world's very best.

"Certainly he's up there with the very best. What I love about him more than anything else, you look at the way he walks out to the crease. He always has presence," Richards said.

"There is a tenaciousness about him. He walks out and believes. He's not going to be intimidated by no one. I would like guys like that. I appreciate seeing guys who come out and have a particular presence," he added.

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