One of the greatest sports commentators and the voice of cricket in Australia for nearly half a century,Richie Benaud,has revealed his intention to retire from all television commentary.
Benaud let the revelation slip in a radio interview with 2GBs Chris Smith today. Ill be doing Australian cricket next year 2010,but I dont do any television at all anywhere else now and when I finish next year,then Ill be doing other things, the Daily Telegraph quoted Benaud,as saying. But thatll be no more television commentary, he added.
Benaud began work in television after retiring from an illustrious playing career in 1964. He worked extensively for the Nine Network in Australia,as well as the BBC and Channel 4 in the UK.
Famous for his beige jackets and witty remarks,Benaud retired from English commentary after the infamous Ashes series of 2005.