BBC Sport - Richie Benaud: Shane Warne leads tribute to 'Godfather' of cricket
Warne leads tributes to Benaud
- From the section Cricket
Former Australian bowler Shane Warne leads tributes to the "godfather" of cricket Richie Benaud, who has died at the age of 84.
A pioneering leg-spin bowler, Benaud played in 63 Tests, 28 as captain, before retiring in 1964 to pursue a career in journalism and broadcasting.
His final commentary in England came during the 2005 Ashes series, but he continued to work for Channel Nine in Australia until 2013.