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    The Cricketing Community Pays Tribute To "Absolute Gentleman" Richie Benaud

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    Past and present cricketers from Australia and around the world have paid tribute to Richie Benaud, after news broke this morning that the former cricketer and commentator passed away at the age of 84.

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    Very sad to hear the news today of the passing of Richie Benaud. What a legend of a cricketer and broadcaster for @Channel9 @WWOS9 #bestever

    Very sad news about Richie Benaud. A legend of Australian cricket & the commentary box. We've lost a true Aussie icon 😢 RIP Richie

    Our thoughts are with the Benaud family at this time, RIP one of the games all time greats! He will be missed by the whole cricketing world.

    Stop the clocks. What a man. What a player. What a commentator. Richie Benaud RIP

    Very sad to hear the news that the great Richie Benaud has passed! #truelegend #RIP

    The voice of cricket. RIP Richie Benaud, thank you for supporting the McGrath Foundation.

    Rest In Peace Richie Benaud, Forever the voice of our summer.

    NZC is sad to hear that one of the game's great personalities Richie Benaud has passed away at the age of 84.

    Our thoughts are with the family & friends of legendary former Australia captain & cricket commentator Richie Benaud who has died aged 84.

    Much respect for Richie Benaud #RIPRichie

    A true Legend of our game. RIP #richiebenaud

    Very sad to hear of the passing of the great Richie Benaud. We all grew up listening to his wisdom and advice. #RIP

    The voice of Cricket for many a generation. #RIPRichieBenaud

    RIP Richie. A legend of the game. Some of my favourite cricketing memories are accompanied with your voice. I will miss that. #VoiceOfSummer

    Respected and looked up to by all, you will be sorely missed #Legend Vale Richie Benaud #RIPRichie

    Growing up the summer of cricket had only one voice. Richie RIP, you will be missed mate #Legend #RIPRichie #VoiceOfTheGame

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