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About Richie Benaud
Born to a family of cricket lovers, Benaud was Australia’s Test cricket all-rounder who played to restore the country’s lost glory in the 1950s and 1960s. For his numerous achievements and contributions in the sport, he was honored with an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1961.
Major Career Records
He joined New South Wales Colts in 1948 as a batsman, recording one of the fastest Tests of 100 runs at 78minutes against West Indies.
In the 1957/58 season, he made his career highest Test score of 122 against South Africa and also recorded his best bowling effort against India.
Benaud had 12 wins and 11 draws with four defeats during his captaincy from 1958 and 1964.
Media and Writing
After retiring from cricket, Benaud became a commentator for such firms as UK’s BBC, Channel-4, and Nine Network. He also authored a number of books about his career and cricket in general. Examples of his works include “Test Cricket”, “The Ashes” and “The Way of Cricket”.
Benaud was honored with a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Sports Broadcaster in 1999.
Achievements and Honors
Among others, Richie Benaud was inducted into the Australian and ICC Cricket Halls of Fame.
In 2018, he was posthumously inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Cause of Death
The Australian cricket player passed away on April 10, 2015, aged 84. He had been battling skin cancer in his later years. Per his wishes to have a private funeral, a state funeral had to be scrapped off.
Benaud was married twice – first, to Marcia Lavender, with whom he had two children – Jeffery and Greg. Following his divorce from Marcia in 1967, he got married to Daphne Surfleet.
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F.A.Q. about Richie Benaud
When is his birthday?
Richie Benaud's birthday is on October 6, 1930.
In how many days is his birthday?
Richie's birthday is in 7 days
How old was Richie when he died?
He was 84 years old.
When did he die?
He died in April 10, 2015.
How old would he be today?
Richie Benaud would be 91 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Richie from?
He was born in Penrith, New South Wales.