Originally Posted by Mister Wright
So will I. I just won't when he leaves the commentary box. That's assuming that he doesn't die with a microphone in hand.
Don't get me wrong, he's not the commentator he used to be by a long shot, but he still adds some desperately needed class to that 9 commentary box, IMO. The likes of Healy and Lawry are such a waste of space that Benaud looks like a wordsmith by comparison, even into his late 70s as he is.
I really think Benaud was a superb commentator up until a few years ago, though. Witty, knowledgable, unbiased and professional. Certainly the best television commentator I've ever heard.