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Richie Benaud

PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:01 am
by PA peter j-b
My favourite sports commentator of any sport of all time.

Truly a great.

His silences very often spoke volumes. You could almost hear what he was thinking at times.

By all accounts a great captain as well but well before my time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/32182999

Re: Richie Benaud

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:28 pm
by Ronnie
Should be in the non footy thread certainly not gibber.

We were blessed growing up with Benaud (and Laker) providing the soundtrack of the summer. Whilst I quite like the bluntness of the current crop at times, I loved the way things were accepted for what they were were, umpires being human, making mistakes for example. A batsmen being given out missing a ball, the comment might be 'that was a tad unlucky' or the like, never 'that was not out, the umpire got it wrong.'

A true great.

(Always thought Peter West was a bit of a dick though)