Ramdin's unusual gesture, a reply to Viv Richards

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Published: Monday, June 11, 2012, 14:46 [IST]
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Ramdin's unusual reply to Viv's critics

Birmingham, Jun 11: West Indies keeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin's unusual celebration caught the camera eye after he responded to criticism by legendary Sir Vivian Richards, by flashing a note that read 'Yeah Viv talk nah' after completing his century against England, in the third and final Test on Sunday.

Ramdin, who was undergoing a rough patch in the ongoing Test series prompted Viv Richards to describe the cricketer as a "lost guy".

Following Richards' comments, Ramdin surprised everyone with an unbeaten 107 against England in the third and final Test and celebrated his century in an unusual manner by taking a note out of his pocket and holding it aloft as he pumped his clenched fists.

He had recorded scores of 6, 43, 1 and 6 in the last four innings in the ongoing Test series against England.

Viv Richards had commented on Ramdin's ability as he had disappointed everyone with his current form which prompted him to call Ramdin a 'lost guy'.

"Ramdin just looks out of sorts. When he first came into the game, I felt he was a huge prospect. For some reason, he has deteriorated in such a big way. Just the way he is walking back, he looks like a totally lost guy," Richards, the former West Indies skipper, had said recently.

Ramdin, has been recalled into the side after a gap of two years. His unbeaten 107 marked his second Test huundred while his first Test century had come against England in February 2009 as he made 166.

Interestingly both his centuries have come against England. Ramdin's superb knock and his last-wicket stand with Tino Best also helped West Indies get past the 400-run mark in the first innings of the ongoing third Test.

Ramdin and Tino Best's 143-run stand which helped Windies post 426, and having restricted England to 221/5, West Indies have an edge. Nevertheless, the match is heading towards a draw, but Windies have come up hard this Test, after being down 0-2, losing to England at Lord's and Trent Bridge.


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