Sir Richie Benaud- Former Cricketer (In a Nutshell)
- Sir Richie Benaud was born in Australia on October 6th, 1930.
- He died on April 10th, 2015, aged 85.
- He was All-rounder; a Right-handed batsman and a Right-arm leg spin bowler.
- “Any captain can only do his best for the team and for cricket. When you are winning, you are a hero. Lose, and the backslappers fade away.” – Sir Richie Benaud
Sir Richie Benaud- Former Cricketer (Nitty Gritty)
- The only Domestic team that he represented was New South Wales.
- Playing 63 Test matches and taking 248 wickets is pretty impressive.
- His average batting score at First-class level was an impressive 36.50 runs.
- Playing 259 First-class matches and taking 5 wickets in an innings 56 times and 10 wickets in a match on 9 occasions is remarkable.
- The decision to retire from cricket was made by him in 1964.
Sir Richie Benaud- Former Cricketer (What set him apart)
- “Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill. But I don’t try it without that 10 per cent.”- Sir Richie Benaud
- “Media were never allowed into an Australian dressing room until I became skipper. I changed that and invited them tin at the close of play each day, thereby confirming for many administrators they had appointed a madman as captain.” – Sir Richie Benaud
- “In fact, as a spin bowler, you have to work on the batsman over after over.” – Sir Richie Benaud
Sir Richie Benaud- Former Cricketer (Final Thoughts)
- “A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.”- Sir Richie Benaud
- He was selected Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1962. The year after he became the first player in the history of cricket to achieve the Test match double of 2,000 runs and 200 wickets.