Stare back, don’t waver

“You could not afford to let the opposition know when you were hurt. They’d stand up and look you in the eye. I’d look back and we’d have this little staring match for a while. You know you’ve got the better of them by the time they turn around, get past the umpire and get back to their mark – they will take a little look around to see if you’re still looking, I’d be still looking. That’s when they know that you’re serious.”

Viv Richards, on facing the Australian fast bowling and intimidation in the 1979 West Indies tour of Australia. Quotes and pictures taken from Fire in Babylon.

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