It turned out to be a memorable evening for Team India in Antigua on Monday evening. As the players were settling in to have a quiet dinner, Antigua's favourite son and West Indian legend Sir Vivian Richards dropped in to meet skipper Virat Kohli and his men.
Indian cricketers such as Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay and K.L. Rahul got themselves clicked with the former West Indies captain, who seemed to be giving them some useful tips.
What followed next was the most obvious. Members of the Indian team got into a huddle to hear words of wisdom from the legend. Batting, aggression, past and present, Sir Viv's short but prized class had it all.
Skipper Virat Kohli says he received "words of gold” from West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards who visited the Indian team hotel ahead of the first cricket Test in Antigua.
"What a memorable moment. With the greatest ever, Sir @vivrichards56. Words of gold from him. #Grateful #Memorable,” Kohli, who has often been praised by Richards for his attacking batting, wrote on his twitter handle.
India play their first Test against the host West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua from July 21 and this small meeting with one of the biggest heroes from the Caribbean will certainly pump up the team morale for the rest of the tour.