Former Australia captain Ian Chappell and former Australia Prime Minister John Howard paid tribute to former Australia captain and one of the best commentators in the world Richie Benaud, who passed away after he was diagnosed with skin cancer. Richie Benaud was 84 years old and was last seen commentating in the earlier Ashes series. Richie Benaud passes away at the age of 84

Chappell says that Benaud never gave much advices but never shied away giving advice when he was asked. Chappell believed that Benaud took a special liking to him. Howard says that it’s a major loss for the cricketing world.  Richie Benaud dies at the age of 84: Twitter reactions

Benaud played 22 Tests for Australia and scored 2201 runs at an average of 24.45 and picked up 248 wickets with the best of 7 for 72 at an average of 27.03. He is considered one of the best captains for Australia.  Richie Benaud passes away: Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute