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India vs West Indies: Sir Vivian Richards recovers, returns to commentary after falling ill during pre-game show

  • Press Trust of India
  • August 31st, 2019
  • 9:14:20 IST

Sir Vivian Richards fell ill while he was on air doing a pre-game analysis but recovered in quick time to return to commentary in the post-lunch session of the second World Championship Test between India and West Indies on Friday.

File photo Sir Vivian Richards. AFP

File photo Sir Vivian Richards. AFP

The 67-year-old legendary batsman, who has been doing commentary along with pre and post-match analysis for the official broadcasters Sony, was doing a show on the eve of the match, when he complained of uneasiness.

While a stretcher was brought, Richards left the ground with the help of two volunteers as posted on twitter. The details of his medical condition is still awaited.

It has been learnt that Richards suffered from dehydration due to excessive humid conditions. He was taken to the hospital for a precautionary check-up.

Later, he returned to be a part of the commentary team in the second session of the match.

"To all the fans around the world, I want to say I have recovered. I am OK and I have returned (to do commentary)," Richards said on air.

"No bowler in the world could do it to me, that was done by nature (meaning heat). We have to respect nature," he added.

Updated Date: August 31, 2019 09:14:20 IST

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