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.
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A preview of the Group B matches in round two of the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season that starts November 9.
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