Untold Truth On Viv Richards and Wife Miriam Richards Kids Family

Viv Richards with his wife Miriam and two kids ( Source : Thrillng )

Viv Richards, a retired cricketer for West Indies, has two kids with his wife, Miriam Richards.

The former Antiguan cricketer Richards's name makes every cricket fan nostalgic as they recall the golden era of West Indies in world cricket. Richards, a dominating batsman for the robust West Indies side in the 70s and 80s, typically batted at number three and is considered one of the best batters of all time. 

Richards was the only post-World War II batsman, along with Sachin Tendulkar, to be comprised of the Wisden side that was chosen in October 2013 as the finest test team during the previous 150 years of cricket history.

He established himself as one of the most dreaded and successful hitters of all time throughout his career that spanned 121 Test series and continued until 1993. He notoriously and resolutely refused to put on a batting helmet, even though he did so during a time when some of the most formidable pace bowlers in the game prospered.

Quick Facts About Legendary Cricketer Viv Richards

Full NameSir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards
Age70
WifeMiriam Richards
Kids3
Net Worth$20 million
NationalityAntiguan
ParentsMalcolm Richards and Gretel Richards
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 meters)
Weight80 kg (176 lbs)

Viv Richards captain West Indies national team in the 80s
Viv Richards captain West Indies national team in the 80s( Source : Antiguaobserver )

Inside Viv Richards and Wife Miriam Richards Relationship

Sir Isaac Viv Richards married Miriam Richards a very long time ago in the 80s.

And the couple is still intact, enjoying each other's company. Miriam has always supported Viv through thick and thin. When he was down in confidence, which happens to every player, she was his motivation to stand up and fight again. 

When Richards was enlisted in the  ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009, his wife, Miriam Richards, and his two children, Mali and Matara, could not be much happier. He captained West Indies in one of their golden phases from 1984 to 1991, and his fierce will to win significantly boosted the team's confidence. 

His leadership, nevertheless, was not without whine; one instance was his combative in the 1990 Barbados Test, England batsman Rob Bailey was incorrectly dismissed due to a "finger-flapping" appeal that Wisden referred to as at best undignified and unattractive. 

Miriam stayed by him and helped him throughout his every good and bad, but Richards sought a different option. While still in marriage with Miriam, he made out with Indian actress Neena Gupta in the late 1980s. The West Indies star and Neena had a brief secret relationship until Neena became pregnant with Richards's baby. Masaba Gupta, a fashion designer, was born out of the two.

Viv Richards and his wife Miriam has two sons
Viv Richards and his wife Miriam has two sons ( Source : starsunfolded )

How Many Kids Does Viv Richards Have?

Viv Richards has two children with his wife Miriam and a kid with Indian actress Neena Gupta.

According to various sources, his two children from his spouse, Miriam Mali Richards, and Matara Richards, are both cricketers. Whereas his daughter Masaba Gupta born from his brief relationship with Neena, is a fashion designer in India. More about them in the following paragraphs.

Mali Richards And Matara Richards

His elder child Mali was born Mali Alexander Richards on September 2, 1983, and is 39 years old. Taunton, Somerset, England, is where Mali was born, but he chose to play cricket for his fatherland West Indies.

In addition to playing for Oxford UCCE, Richards spent time with the Middlesex County Cricket Club. In a game against the US Virgin Islands in 2003, he hit 319 for Antigua and Barbuda, who he also represented. But that wasn't a first-class match, and Mali hasn't reached 50 despite playing for different teams in 11 games. He claimed that Middlesex had neglected to assist him in growing in June 2007.

In the meantime, his younger brother Matara is also a cricketer. However, not many details regarding his life and career have seen the light of day. There is a Linkedin page with his name. It says Matara is an executive administrative assistant office manager at the Consulate General of Antigua and Barbuda and is currently residing in Ontario, Canada.

Viv Richards elder son Mali Richards bowling for Oxford UCCE
Viv Richards elder son Mali Richards bowling for Oxford UCCE ( Source : gettyimages )

Their father and great cricketer Viv taught them to respect every other player despite their race and color. "When we bleed, we bleed the same blood. I've always taught my kids never to look down on anyone or not to have anyone look down on them."

Masaba Gupta, His Daughter With Neena Gupta

Masaba Gupta, primarily famous for her fashion style and skills, is also an actress with her own brand House of Masaba. Born in 1989 to Richards and Indian actress Neena Gupta, she was raised in Mumbai by her mother. 

For the imaginative and beautiful titles she provides in each collection, Gupta has become a well-known fashion designer. Modernity dominates in her combination of traditional and contemporary design. She specializes in ethnic clothing for ladies and employs fabrics like silk, chiffon, and cotton, as well as elaborate embroidery. She is renowned for her unique patterns as well as her feminine drapes and shapes.

In May 2022, Masaba took to her Instagram and shared a beautiful picture of her father, Viv Richards, regarding the cricket icon's 70th birthday. Masaba detailed her March celebration in Antigua on her father, Viv Richards' birthday. While her father is clad in a pink t-shirt and blue shorts, Masaba can be seen sporting a shiny dress in the picture. They are on a golf course's green when we see them.

Is Viv Richards Still Married? Relationship With Neena Gupta

Fortunately, former West Indies captain Viv Richards is still married to his wife, Miriam. After everything had happened, she chose to stay with him.

It was awful what Richards did to Miriam. He shows appreciation for all the unrelenting love and care by cheating on her, but why? He should not have done anything that would make his spouse leave him, and Viv should be aware of more of this. After learning about their extramarital liaison with Neena, it must have been unpleasant for her.

Sir Vivian Richards And Actress Neena Gupta Love Story

Cricketer Viv Richard and Neena Gupta started dating in the late 1980s. The West Indies cricket team, captained by Richard, arrived in India for a series. He had two kids at the time and was married. According to media outlets, Neena and Vivian connected at a Mumbai party though they didn't have much in common.

Even though Neena Gupta was shortly expecting a child, getting married to Vivian, already a husband, was never going to happen. Instead, she raised her daughter Masaba Gupta fighting against the society who were against her raising a child without a father. By continuing with her pregnancy and giving birth to Masaba Gupta, her love kid, she defied the advice of her friends and family.

Speaking with the Hindustan Times, Neena spoke about his ex-boyfriend Viv' "I believe once you love somebody, how can you hate? I don't hate my ex-boyfriends. I don't hate my ex-husband. Why should I hate?"

Who Is Neena Gupta? Brief On The Indian Actress

Neena Gupta, a seasoned actress, has dazzled the audience with her outstanding performances on both the little and large screens in both arthouse and mainstream movies. Even though the star was able to establish a place for herself in the early stages of her TV and later film careers, she had her share of difficulties when she was younger.

Hindi-language cinema and television are the focus of Neena Gupta's acting and directing careers in India. She was honored with the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for portraying a young widow in Woh Chokri (1994).

Viv Richards had a daughter with Indian actress Neena Gupta
Viv Richards had a daughter with Indian actress Neena Gupta ( Source : thenewsmen )

What is Cricketer Viv Richards Net Worth In 2022?

Sir Viv Richards, a prominent veteran cricketer known as the Master Blaster or King Viv, has a staggering net worth of $20 million by Celebrity Net Worth.

He is frequently regarded as one of, if not the finest, batsman to have ever lived. From his long playing career and a post-retirement as a sports commentator, the 70-year-old has managed to assemble a juggernaut worth of money. 

Richard continued to be engaged with cricket in one way or another even after he gave up playing. He started his career as a pundit on BBC's Test Match Special at that time (TMS). He covered the pre- and post-match commentary at that time while working with Sony, the official broadcaster.

Following his experience in the decorated Indian cricket league, Indian Premier League (IPL), he coached the Quetta Gladiators. Together with club owner Nadeem Omar and head coach Moin Khan, Sir Viv originally worked in Karachi.

Legendary Cricketer met Neena Gupta while he was in India back in the 80s for a test series
Legendary Cricketer met Neena Gupta while he was in India back in the 80s for a test series ( Source : thenewsmen )

Viv Richards Family In Antigua and Barbuda

His parents, Malcolm and Grathel Richards welcomed Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards into the world on March 7, 1952, in Antigua and Barbuda.

Early in life, Richards became interested in cricket. He was inspired to participate by his brothers, Mervyn and Donald, who also took part in the game as amateur Antigua representatives. The young Viv initially worked out with his father and the former Antigua captain and neighbor Pat Evanson.

Sir Vivian emerged to rule the cricketing world like the proverbial giant after being raised in Ovals' ferociously combative urban neighborhood and nourished by the nationalist power ideas of his adolescent years.

He showed dignity and an ongoing awareness of his position in conveying the ambitions and goals of the local inhabitants from which he had descended from the very beginning of his career. He was hailed as their hero long before this honor was formally given to him.