facebook Twitter RSS Feed YouTube StumbleUpon

Home | Forum | Chat | Tours | Articles | Pictures | News | Tools | History | Tourism | Search

 
 


Go Back   BanglaCricket Forum > Cricket > Cricket

Cricket Join fellow Tigers fans to discuss all things Cricket

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 9, 2015, 10:19 PM
Zeeshan's Avatar
Zeeshan Zeeshan is offline
BC Staff
BC Editorial Team
 
Join Date: March 9, 2008
Posts: 26,727
Default RIP Richie Benaud

Rest In Peace.

He passed away. One of my favorite commentator.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old April 9, 2015, 10:27 PM
5tonne 5tonne is offline
First Class Cricketer
 
Join Date: February 26, 2014
Posts: 451
Default Tributes flow in after death of Richie Benaud

Tributes are flowing in for Richie Benaud after his passing overnight aged 84. Spin legend and Channel Nine commentator Shane Warne, Australia coach Darren Lehman and Test captain Michael Clarke are among those who have paid tribute to Benaud.
Darren Lehmann said Benaud set an incredibly high standard on and off the field. "Richie was truly one of the game's greats," Lehmann said.
"The fact that Australia never lost a series under his captaincy says so much and those standards were just as high when he turned his attention to calling the game. "We loved listening to him commentate when the team was together in the dressing room. When he was on air, we always had the TV volume turned up because his comments were so insightful. "He spent a lot of time talking to players of all ages, passing on his great knowledge and love of the game. What stood out more than anything about Richie is that he always put the game first. "There will only ever be one Richie Benaud. Our thoughts go out to Daphne, John and the entire Benaud family at this sad time."

Read more:
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/richi...tes/2015-04-10
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old April 9, 2015, 10:31 PM
5tonne 5tonne is offline
First Class Cricketer
 
Join Date: February 26, 2014
Posts: 451

Just saw Zeeshan already opened another thread on the same. Mods please merge.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 9, 2015, 11:01 PM
boka boka is offline
First Class Cricketer
 
Join Date: February 19, 2005
Posts: 320

Salute from the bottom of my heart -"Richie Benaud"
Just 16 short of your century :-)
Hope you will enjoy this new journey...
__________________
Abar jombay mela ...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 9, 2015, 11:36 PM
WarWolf WarWolf is offline
Cricket Guru
 
Join Date: March 3, 2007
Favorite Player: Love them all....
Posts: 12,154

RIP. A true hero is lost.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old April 9, 2015, 11:45 PM
Tigers_eye's Avatar
Tigers_eye Tigers_eye is online now
Cricket Savant
 
Join Date: June 30, 2005
Location: Little Rock
Favorite Player: Viv Richards, Steve Waugh
Posts: 26,584

never lost a test series as a captain. RIP.
__________________
The Weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the Strong." - Ghandi.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old April 9, 2015, 11:53 PM
reverse_swing's Avatar
reverse_swing reverse_swing is offline
Chief Moderator
 
Join Date: August 22, 2003
Favorite Player: Shakib Al Hasan
Posts: 5,805

Rest In Peace. A sad day in cricket.
Quote:
Born in the Sydney suburbs on 6 October 1930, Benaud was taught to bowl leg-spin by his father, Louis, and is one of the few players in history who can lay claim to having mastered the art.
It took him until his 25th Test to pick up his first five-wicket haul, but he became a potent force in Australia's attack, taking 248 wickets at an average of 27.03.
Never afraid to innovate, he single-handedly spun Australia to an unlikely victory in the Old Trafford Ashes Test of 1961 when he became the first player to go round the wicket and bowl into the batsman's footmarks.
England had reached 150-1 in pursuit of 256 when Benaud took five wickets in 25 balls to win the match and series, thus retaining the Ashes.
Quote:
After scoring two of his three career Test centuries on the 1957-58 tour of South Africa, Benaud was rewarded with the Australian captaincy.
With an attacking style that has influenced Australia captains from Steve Waugh to Michael Clarke, the national team blossomed under his leadership, never losing a Test series during his 28 matches in charge.
In the famous tied Test with the West Indies in 1960, Benaud took on a target of 233 in under a day and, coming in with the score at 92-6, scored a belligerent 52 to almost see his side over the line.
Asked for the secret to his success, his reply was modest and witty: "Captaincy is 90% luck and 10% skill. But don't try it without that 10%."
Quote:
Some of Benaud's one-liners have also entered cricketing folklore. During Sir Ian Botham's famous Ashes century at Headingley in 1981, Benaud described one of the all-rounder's sixes with the words: "Don't even bother looking for that. It's gone into the confectionery stall and out again."
When Australia tail-ender Glenn McGrath was once out for two, Benaud quipped that he was "just ninety-eight runs short of his century".
Quote:
According to renowned Australian author, journalist and historian Gideon Haigh, Benaud was "perhaps the most influential cricketer and cricket personality since the Second World War".
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/cricket/15903158
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old April 9, 2015, 11:59 PM
Zeeshan's Avatar
Zeeshan Zeeshan is offline
BC Staff
BC Editorial Team
 
Join Date: March 9, 2008
Posts: 26,727

One of my earliest and favorite memory is a book by him on playing cricket that I once found in a friend's home. I am pretty sure it was by him.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old April 10, 2015, 12:33 AM
Habib's Avatar
Habib Habib is offline
Cricket Guru
 
Join Date: August 30, 2007
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Favorite Player: A few
Posts: 8,001

Rest in peace.
__________________
Nevermind
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old April 10, 2015, 02:03 AM
DarkKnight's Avatar
DarkKnight DarkKnight is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: January 9, 2015
Favorite Player: Shakib, Kohli
Posts: 1,002

RIP Richie.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old April 10, 2015, 02:10 AM
Shaan's Avatar
Shaan Shaan is online now
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: March 11, 2004
Location: somewhere in the GaLaXy
Favorite Player: Shk/Mus/Momi/Nas/Mas/Rub
Posts: 3,413

Since first watched cricket on tv during 80s he was the first voice I came to know in cricket, he was the voice of cricket for me.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old April 10, 2015, 03:18 AM
ammark's Avatar
ammark ammark is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 17, 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 6,351

^^ Exactly. Once a week on BTV, there would be a cricket show from Australia's Channel 9, and Richie Benaud would present and commentate in it. He was the first face of cricket for me
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old April 10, 2015, 03:51 AM
Zunaid Zunaid is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: January 22, 2004
Posts: 22,016

RIP. Richie was the voice of cricket for me.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old April 10, 2015, 06:00 AM
Mas_UK25 Mas_UK25 is offline
ODI Cricketer
 
Join Date: February 15, 2015
Location: London, England, UK
Favorite Player: Mash, Mushy, Tamim, Abul
Posts: 546

May God give him a place in jannat he was a good commentator, iconic to cricketing world.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old April 10, 2015, 09:13 AM
ammark's Avatar
ammark ammark is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 17, 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 6,351

Quote:
Originally Posted by ammark
^^ Exactly. Once a week on BTV, there would be a cricket show from Australia's Channel 9, and Richie Benaud would present and commentate in it. He was the first face of cricket for me
My first memory of him presenting that show on TV was in the late 80s/early 90s. My dad was telling me: "uni ek bhalo cricketer chhilo". For my 5-6 year old mind, I couldn't understand how he could be a cricketer because he was always wearing a coat and talking about other people like Javed Miandad and Kapil Dev who wore whites and played on the field.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old April 10, 2015, 10:11 AM
mufi_02's Avatar
mufi_02 mufi_02 is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: August 2, 2011
Location: NY
Favorite Player: Lara, Shakib
Posts: 5,163

RIP Richie

Richie Benaud's tips for commentating
Never ask a statement.
Remember the value of the pause.
There are no teams in the world called 'we' or 'they'.
Avoid cliches and banalities, such as 'he's hit that to the boundary', 'he won't want to get out now', 'of course', 'as you can see on the screen'.
The Titanic was a tragedy, the Ethiopian drought a disaster, and neither bears any relation to a dropped catch.
Put your brain into gear before opening your mouth.
Concentrate fiercely at all times.
Above all, don't take yourself too seriously, and have fun.
__________________
Bangladesh
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old April 10, 2015, 11:21 AM
Zeeshan's Avatar
Zeeshan Zeeshan is offline
BC Staff
BC Editorial Team
 
Join Date: March 9, 2008
Posts: 26,727

Just loved CI's Inbox tribute. Read it.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old April 10, 2015, 11:34 AM
r56hg's Avatar
r56hg r56hg is offline
First Class Cricketer
 
Join Date: May 16, 2005
Location: Chittagong
Posts: 484

His face always bring my old memory. RIP Richi
__________________
Chittagong
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old April 10, 2015, 10:21 PM
syedmahm's Avatar
syedmahm syedmahm is offline
First Class Cricketer
 
Join Date: January 31, 2004
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Posts: 415

Quote:
Originally Posted by ammark
^^ Exactly. Once a week on BTV, there would be a cricket show from Australia's Channel 9, and Richie Benaud would present and commentate in it. He was the first face of cricket for me


Thanks for confirming my fazed memory. That's how my interest in cricket was developed.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old April 10, 2015, 10:37 PM
RazabQ's Avatar
RazabQ RazabQ is offline
Moderator
BC Editorial Team
 
Join Date: February 25, 2004
Location: Fremont CA
Posts: 10,736

He will remain the voice of cricket for me. His and Tony Greig's passing in the past few years really marks the end of eras. Ok, Nasser and Athers the baton has been passed to you. These two are now the best voices on commentary.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old April 10, 2015, 11:52 PM
MarufH's Avatar
MarufH MarufH is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: February 20, 2006
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Favorite Player: AB de Villiers
Posts: 2,716

His voice will always ring a bell every time I think of cricket or EA cricket. Big loss!
__________________
Bangladesh!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old April 11, 2015, 06:15 PM
meazz1's Avatar
meazz1 meazz1 is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: June 15, 2007
Location: GA, USA
Posts: 1,251

RIP, a true tv pioneer!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old April 11, 2015, 10:42 PM
kalpurush's Avatar
kalpurush kalpurush is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: June 7, 2005
Location: Victoria: Heaven's Earth!
Posts: 17,637

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zunaid
RIP. Richie was the voice of cricket for me.
A legend of cricket. He would be missed but remain with us forever.
__________________
> Start slow. Build a base. Then explode.
> I needed to perform so that I could give my countrymen an occasion to cherish and be proud of - Ice Man
> My photographs @ flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/obayedh/
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old April 12, 2015, 07:23 PM
tiger1000's Avatar
tiger1000 tiger1000 is offline
ODI Cricketer
 
Join Date: February 23, 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 673

Commentators, especially the Asian ones should have learnt a thing or 2 from him, just shut the hell up, too many Commentators talk constantly and ramble on about complete nonsense - just shut the hell up, like Benaud said 'If you can't add to whats on screen, stay quite' - these new guys think they're on radio that they keep going on and on
__________________
Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much- Oscar Wilde.


Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old April 12, 2015, 08:22 PM
Zobair's Avatar
Zobair Zobair is offline
BanglaCricket Staff
 
Join Date: July 15, 2002
Location: 16th floor
Posts: 4,106

Rest in peace Richie! You will be sorely missed!
__________________
And thats all I have to say about that! - Forrest Gump
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
BanglaCricket.com
 

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Partner Sites | Useful Links | Banners |

© BanglaCricket