A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: I would love to get the opportunity to play some of these modern innovative cricketing strokes, admits Sir Vivian Richards

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Richards ponders just how successful his cricketing career would have been if he were playing today

Legendary West Indian batsman Sir Vivian Richards admitted that he would love to get the opportunity to play some of the modern innovative cricketing strokes that are showcased during Twenty20 Internationals and ODIs quite regularly nowadays.

Despite retiring over 20 years ago, Richards still wonders how far he would have got in his career if he were playing with this generation’s breed of cricketers.

News.com.au quoted Richards as saying: “I would have been happy to play the shots some of these young guys do today.”

Richards is currently a mentor for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League and hinted that while it was mostly wishful thinking, there was still a slim possibility that he would be walking out to the crease once again.

“I doubt it,” Richard added. “I’m a little long in the tooth for that, but don’t look at my age. I’ve never been a quitter. So you never know.”

The West Indies legend also noted that it was great to be back at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where he averaged over 50 during his illustrious Test and ODI cricketing career.

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