The world of cricket is mourning the passing away of former Australian skipper and legendary commentator Richie Benuad. The social media has been flooded with condolences and tributes to the Australian icon.
Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter to pay homage to the distinctive commentator.
Benaud had once called Tendulkar the greatest batman since Sir Don Bradman. The Master Blaster said that he had met Benuad in later 2014 when the latter wasn’t well.
Benaud was one of the most successful captains produced by his nation, not losing a single Test series during his term as the captain, from 1958 to 1964.
Post retirement, the Australian became the iconic voice of the Channel Nine team from the first summer of Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket in 1977–78 and retired from international commentary after the 2005 Ashes series.
Benaud, who was battling skin cancer and had survived a major car accident in 2013, reportedly died peacefully while sleeping last night at the age of 84.