Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud

 

Former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud passed away on 10 April 2015. He was 84.

Richie Benaud was an Australian Test cricket all-rounder and a pioneering leg-spin bowler.

He had played 259 first-class matches and had taken 945 wickets and made 11,719 first-class runs at an average of 36.50.

He had scored 23 centuries in first class cricket.

After retiring from cricket he pursued his career in journalism and broadcasting.

In 1960, he made first radio cricket commentary for BBC in Britain. His last commentary was in 2005 Ashes series. But till 2013, he continued to work for Channel Nine in Australia.

 

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