Australian Cricket legend and former Captain Richie Benaud passed away [ Current Affairs ]


Legendary cricket commentator former Australia captain and Richie Benaud passed away at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the age of 84 years. Richie Benaud was an Australian Test cricket all-rounder and a pioneering leg-spin bowler and he had played 63 matches in his Test cricket career.

  • In 1952, His debut match was against West Indies and he had made 2201 runs and had taken 248 wickets. Benaud was appointed captain of Australian Test Team in 1958 and he had led the team in 28 Test matches.
  • Benaud had played 259 first-class matches in First class cricket career and he had taken 945 wickets and made 11,719 first-class runs at an average of 36.50 and he had also scored 23 centuries in first class cricket.
  • Benaud was started as Commentary Career after retiring from cricket he pursued his career in journalism and broadcasting in 1960 who made first radio cricket commentary for BBC in Britain.
  • Benaud received many awards. These are Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to cricket (1961), inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (1985), Australian Cricket Hall of Fame (2007) and ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Benaud was born on 6 October 1930 at Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.

- Published on: April 13, 2015