The Cricket legend Australia and the legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud has died at the age of 84.
Former captain of Australia Benaud played in 63 Test matches and led Australia in 28 test international matches. Before his retirement in 1964, he started working as a commentator in International Cricket.
His final commentary in England came during the 2005 Ashes series.
In November, he disclosed about his skin cancer.
Benaud’s famous lines in cricket commentary:
“It’s gone into the confectionery stall and out again”
“And Glenn McGrath dismissed for two, just ninety-eight runs short of his century”
Right arm leg spinner Benaud took 945 wickets in 259 first-class matches and from his bat, he scored 11,719 runs as a right hand batsman with the help of 23 centuries at an average of 36.50.
All-rounder Benaud was the first cricketer in Australian domestic cricket to achieve 2,000 runs and 200 wickets at test level.
He never lost a test series under his captaincy, won five and drawn two.
Benaud also became a prolific author, columnist and commentator on cricket.
While representing Australia in International Cricket in 1956, he completed his training course for radio commentary. His first radio commentary came in 1960 followed by his first television appearance three years later.
Highlight of Richie Benaud career:
January 1952: Test debut vs West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground
January 1958: First Test as Australian captain against England at Brisbane
In 1960: First radio commentary
December 1964: first television commentary
February 1964: Final Test against South Africa at Sydney Cricket Ground
September 2005: Final Commentary in England after 42 years.
Faizan Ahmed @FAYZiiii