10 Great Richie Benaud Moments

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10 Great Richie Benaud Moments
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The doyen of commentary, Richie Benaud is perhaps the most revered cricketing personality living today.

His sumptuous blend of insight, wit, humour and intelligence has made Benaud the standard by which all others are judged in the realm of sports commentary.

Few have ever owned his ability to deliver the telling observation with the same, perfect sense of timing and occasion. 

Yet Benaud's legendary status in the broadcast box has somewhat overshadowed his immensely distinguished career on the other side of the boundary fence.

A fine all-rounder and one of Australia's greatest ever captains, Benaud was a player with the utmost respect for the game's history, but also a trailblazer with an awareness for how to carry cricket forwards.

Along with Sir Frank Worrell, Benaud was responsible for saving Test cricket in the 1960-61 Australian summer, initiating a captivating series of attacking play at a time when the game was turning away its audience.

So on his 83rd birthday, we look back at some of Benaud's finest moments.

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