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    RIP Richie Benaud

    The great man passed away in his sleep last night
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    RIP Richie

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    This is very sad news. I think for most any Australian and English cricket lover who grew up from the 1970s onwards, he was the voice of cricket. Always erudite, didn't over commentate and was prepared to say exactly what he thought. I think he saw more test matches than any other person in history. His knowledge was unsurpassed and the game is so much poorer for his passing. RIP
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    His voice will always be synonymous with the Australian summer. Won't be the same without him.
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    Incredibly admirable player and captain and quite literally the voice of cricket. Hopefully someone can carry on his legacy of letting the pictures do the talking somewhere. A great servant to the game in every aspect.

    RIP
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    Richie Benaud,

    What a legend. Such a gentleman and embodied all that was good in this game. Will be missed. Am so so sad

    What a great man. RIP
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Such a shame, but he lives on in our collective memories as the voice of this great game, evoking great joy any passion whenever you heard it.

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    Terrible news. RIP Richie.

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    My heart just sunk in my chest. I suppose it has been coming for a while, what with his illness and all, but this is really terribly sad news.

    I remember when I first got into cricket what struck me about him was the way in which had a remarkable manner of delivery commentary that was friendly and welcoming; it gave off a similar vibe to that which I used to feel from my grandparents.

    His understated style is something has been sorely missed since he stopped working. He was always able demonstrate high level of expertise without ever being brash nor having to shout about it, nor indeed making the same point ad nauseum. He was also one of the last commentators in any sport that I can recall who actually provided a genuine commentary. Almost everyone these days, regardless of sport, seems to be determined to provide a narrative.

    I shall remember him very fondly and miss him a great deal.
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    RIP

    One of my fondest cricket memories was the standing ovation he got at Lords during a domestic final when he finished his final commentary stint at the ground.

    Just a great man.
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    Yeah, can't add anything to the above really but definitely the voice of cricket for me. RIP, world is a worse place than it was yesterday

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    rest in peace legend
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    Wow, just heard the news. Great man, great loss. Thoughts and prayers with his loved ones, but also with the millions of fans who never knew him, but felt as if they did.

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    Had he stopped commentating for Channel 9?

    Just thinking now that it's been a while since I've heard him commentate on a game. Only had the pleasure of listening to him for 3 English summers plus the odd Test I've caught from Australia.

    How different do we reckon the game might be if World Series Cricket hadn't had him to lend it some credibility in its infancy?
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    Slightly in shock tbh. Can't quite believe it.
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