Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson
I don't think that has any credibility whatsoever. The fact that he and Viv found "fame" whilst living together, are best friends and Viv is Godfather to his children is morely likely what makes him slightly biased.
It does make sense though - if you had an inflated sense of your own ability, if anyone ever got the better of you, you either make excuses or praise the opponent endlessly. The explanation of them being close friends is also quite feasible and was one I read in Monday's paper.
"BOTHAM would say that, of course. He and Richards played together at Somerset as teenagers and are lifelong mates. The Master Blaster beat him to knighthood by eight years, but they shared a drink (and most likely a fat cigar) recently to celebrate. "Viv came up to the house after it had been announced and we had a little party. He made an impromptu speech, which isn't really like him, but he said we should think back to when we started at Somerset, living in a condemned house next to the ground with no running water."