RIP Richie Benaud
A very sad news day today as it was announced this morning that the doyen of Australian cricket in Richie Benaud had passed away in his sleep at age 84 after a short battle with cancer.
Not discounting his massive achievements on the field as skipper of the Australian cricket team, Richie is better known by many of the younger generation as the face and voice of cricket.
Put simply, he was cricket in Australia and even throughout the world.
His dulcet tones lit up every living room each summer as the Australian cricket season was broadcast across Australia by Channel 9 and his knowledge of the game was never questioned.
He will be sorely missed and since he left the commentary team the magic has somewhat disappeared.
There are many worthy tributes out there, here is but one to enjoy listening to Richie one last time.
Click here to view a fitting video tribute.