Birmingham, England: Captain Darren Sammy was fast to reaffirm his young side's huge respect for former West Indies' greats after Denesh Ramdin was fined by the ICC for a jibe at famous captain Vivian Richards.
Ramdin celebrated his century on the 4th day of the 3rd Test against England Sunday by producing a piece of paper with the words "Yeah Viv Talk Nah" scribbled, and brandish it towards the media center.
It was in response to criticism leveled at him by Viv, now an analyst for BBC Radio, following West Indies' 2nd Test defeat at Trent Bridge.
Denesh and I spoke and he spoke in the media yesterday and he said almost certainly his emotions got the better of him, Sammy told a media meeting Monday.
We as a West Indian team have a lot of respect for our past players particularly someone as great as Sir Viv. We all take a lot of motivation from Fire in Babylon which reflects our history and as a team we have a lot of good respect for guys like Sir Viv.