Tributes pour in for cricket commentator Richie Benaud 7 years ago

Tributes pour in for cricket commentator Richie Benaud

A life well lived.

News of the death of Richie Benaud has been met with tributes stretching far beyond the world of cricket.

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The Australian government have offered to hold a state funeral for the nation's former captain and legendary cricket commentator, while Shane Warne and Michael Clarke posted moving messages on their Instagram accounts.

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Beyond Australia, many others have also showed their respect.

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And if anyone needed reminding of how respected Benaud was, take a look at this video.

During the closing stages of the 2005 Ashes, he received a standing ovation from the Oval crowd as his time commentating on cricket in England came to an end.

A truly great man.