Richie Benaud: Australian cricket legend & pundit bites the dust at 84


Previous Australia chief and incredible cricket pundit Richie Benaud has kicked the bucket at 84 years old.

A spearheading leg-turn bowler, Benaud played in 63 Tests, 28 as chief, before resigning in 1964 to seek after a profession in news-casting and TV.

His last analysis in England came amid the 2005 Ashes arrangement however he kept on meeting expectations for Channel Nine in Australia until 2013.

In November, he uncovered he was being dealt with for skin cancer.

Benaud took 945 wickets in 259 five star matches and made 11,719 top notch runs, scoring 23 centuries at a normal of 36.50.

He was the first man to accomplish 2,000 runs and 200 wickets at Test level.

He was likewise an exceedingly respected strategist and never lost a Test arrangement as Australia skipper, winning five and drawing two.

After such a noteworthy playing profession, he got to be far and away superior known as a productive creator, feature writer and analyst on cricket.

Taking after the 1956 Ashes visit in England, he finished a BBC instructional class while still a player, denoting the start of 40-year relationship with the enterprise.

His first BBC radio editorial came in 1960, took after by his first TV appearance after three years.

With his smooth, light conveyance, eagerly imitated by humorists and cricket fans alike, Benaud additionally turned into the lead pundit on Australian TV station’s Nine from 1977.

At 83 years old, he pounded two vertebrae when his 1963 Sunbeam vintage sports auto hit a block divider close to his Coogee home in Sydney.

Benaud frequently discussed an arrival to critique, at the same time, to the considerable misery of his armies of admirers, it didn’t appear.

Benaud, who was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1961 for administrations to cricket, leaves a wife of 48 years, Daphne, and two kids from his first marriage.


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