Kolkata: An entire nation might be celebrating Sachin Tendulkar's upcoming farewell series but former West Indies captain and the team's current manager Richie Richardson had a word of caution for the hosts stating that the Caribbeans are here to "play hard cricket".
"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.
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."