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RIP Richie Benaud

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    Posted: 10 Apr 2015 at 9:55am
Passed away in his sleep at the age of 82.

Probably Australia's best recognised and iconic cricket broadcaster
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A great commentator and a pioneer in sports broadcasting.

Read the game like a book.  Mastered the art of subtlety with his dry sense of humour.  Only ever spoke when he had something to add.  Today's commentators could all learn plenty from the great man.
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A sad loss. I can remember growing up listening to him every summer. Really made the coverage what it is. Will be missed go sure!
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 how devastating...

 watched him play as a very young child....my father was a big fan of him and Davo...

 that accident seemed to send him on a downward spiral...

 will miss him like hell...Cry
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How sad, will be missed greatly.
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Australian fast bowling great Alan Davidson who played with Benaud as a schoolboy all the way through to Australian representation said Benaud was one of the great captains.

 "He was a great assessor of the game," Davidson said. "With Richie it was never a risk but always a calculated decision to do something.

 "Nobody every analysed or knew the opposition like Richie did and it was the same thing with his own team - he knew what every player in the side could do and that allowed for him to make decisions which, to the outsider, who wasn 't a cricket expert, seemed 'different'.

 "Richie could assess a situation quickly, it wasn't so much waiting for a coach to send a message out because he acted mid-over. I bowled long spells for him on many an occasion ... he was a brilliant captain, a joy to play for - you have no idea."

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Greatly missed... a wonderful life and legacy.
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R.I.P Mr Benaud
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Now thats a great man gone too soon.  R.I.P.
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Malcolm Speed says Abbott should have knighted him, instead of the Duke !
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vale richie.

i guess we all probably thought the classic ch 9 commentary team would stay together forever.
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my mistake, was 84 not 82
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In a highly competitive industry, both cricket, and television, Richie's longevity to sustain such a long career in both, speaks volumes for who he was as a person.
He was a gentleman, and one must admire too how he happily let people impersonate him, and in many respects even his impersonators viewed him in a loving light.
Great effort that Richie.
Thanks for the wonderful memories.
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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is stumps.

Vale the doyen of Australian cricket. Passed as he lived - quietly, without fuss or fanfare. Class act as first a bowler, then captain, then supreme commentator.

Give my regards to the Don, Richie.
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billy birmingham had enormous respect for richie, like everyone who knew him and even didnt know him. great man.
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High profile public figure for 50 years or so and I can't recall anyone having a bad word about him. Top innings that.
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...60 years
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Thankfully the great man will never again have to listen to the crap that is dished up daily by the current commentary team
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Richie was ahead of his time, off the top of my head I can't think of any other cricketer from his era to make TV ads, and he had several. And really, he always had a "young" attitude, you never thought of him as an old man, which he was at the end.
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Originally posted by subastral subastral wrote:

Thankfully the great man will never again have to listen to the crap that is dished up daily by the current commentary team

 especially Tubby...

 
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Tubby's OK, at least he's not a Victorian. LOL
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One of many great quotes by the great man this one referring to commentators

"Put your brain into gear and if you can add to what's on the screen then do it, otherwise shut up."
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Apart from his commentary, as a kid in the 80s who loved cricket, whatever he wrote formed my ideals about sport in general - play fair, play smart, have fun while you're playing. Pity people forget those things these days.
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I hate it when people only say "nice" things about the departed. We all know there is a little skeleton in the cupboard somewhere. Otherwise we may finish up with Saint Richie !
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Crashed his car "irresponsibly" one day. Feel better now?


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Originally posted by 3blindmice 3blindmice wrote:

Crashed his car "irresponsibly" one day. Feel better now?


No, pal.
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Originally posted by Tuft_it_Tees Tuft_it_Tees wrote:

I hate it when people only say "nice" things about the departed. We all know there is a little skeleton in the cupboard somewhere. Otherwise we may finish up with Saint Richie !


but you are the one who says we should not judge others and wait till all thew facts come out in court.

let's face it you are just a contrarian little s h i t head
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and a sanctimonious azzhole to boot
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I'm sure Richie would agree with me, you need a little darkness for contrast. Even JBE would agree with me.
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