Sir Viv Richards Presents Fielding Medal, hails Rishabh Pant, backs India in the T20 WC

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Viv Richards

In a moment that resonates with cricketing history, the legendary West Indian batsman Sir Viv Richards stepped onto the field to present the fielding medal award after India’s resounding victory against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup Super Eight match.

The recipient of this prestigious award was none other than Indian cricketer Suryakumar Yadav. His exceptional fielding prowess during the match earned him this well-deserved recognition.

Despite challenging windy conditions in Antigua, Suryakumar Yadav showcased his agility and commitment. He sprinted and took a remarkable running catch to dismiss Bangladesh’s batsman Litton Das. This crucial contribution played a pivotal role in India’s 50-run victory.

Viv Richards backs India, second to West Indies

In his characteristic Caribbean flair, Richards addressed the Indian team. “Oh, first of all, let me say Well done, guys. Well done today. Going all the way. Let’s go. Well done. What can I say to a team that is already so powerful? Man, you know, you have a good thing going here. I can only say this, if the guys in maroon don’t get it done, I’ll be backing you. Is that OK? That sounds reasonable enough as a Caribbean person, but really good to see what you guys have here,” Richards said.

Richards also hailed Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for his remarkable comeback after a challenging period. Pant’s resilience and talent have been a source of inspiration for cricket fans worldwide.

“Pant, it’s great to see you back, man, after what you have been through, we would have missed that great talent and exactly what you have to offer in the future. Just great to see you guys, man. And the way you’re playing your cricket man, love it. Enjoying it. Well done again. Hey, good to see you, man. The Pocket Rocket Man. Well done. OK? Hey, well done again, guys. And all the best moving forward. As I say again, if the guys in the maroon don’t get it done, I’m backing you,” Richards added.

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