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Why did Sir Vivian Richards never wear a helmet?
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Why did Sir Vivian Richards never wear a helmet?

Former West Indian batting great Sir Vivian Richards is regarded as one of the revolutionaries in cricket as he changed the way batsmen approached the game in limited overs cricket, being the first one to play attacking cricket.

The stylish right-hander never wore a helmet even against fast bowlers which earned him a lot of praise and criticism at the same time. In a recent interview with Indian skipper Virat Kohli, the legendary batsman said that he always backed himself to face the bouncers with ease while wearing just a cap.

“I believe that I am the man. It may sound arrogant, but I always felt that I was involved in the game and backed myself every time. You even back yourself to get hurt and take the knocks. I tried the helmet, but it felt a little uncomfortable. I felt proud to wear the maroon West Indies cap. I believed I was good enough to be here and if I get hurt hopefully by God’s grace I will survive,” said Richards.