Guwahati, Dec 27 (PTI) Cricket legend Vivian Richards Thursday said said he will take home Assam tea as he considers it to be one of the best.

The former West Indies skipper also praised the weather of Assam and opined that there are many things common between Antigua and India.

“It is a beautiful experience to come to Guwahati.

When I arrived here from Kolkata, the air was very fresh. I liked the beauty of the place.

“Your tea is special. Whenever I come here, I have it.

It is world renowned. Whenever I go somewhere, I try to find out what’s special there. Tea is special here,” Richards said at a press conference here.

He informed that he is going to get some tea back home as the “tea in Assam is one of the best in the world”.

Talking about the weather, Richards said: “The weather here is very special these days in this part of the world.

Wednesday at night when I went out, the coolness of breeze was wonderful. We have something in common.”

He said that coming to India is always special for him as there are many things common between his country and India, including the passion for cricket.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.