New Melbourne Stars captain Michael Clarke doesn't think he has a point to prove in Twenty20 cricket and says he is looking forward to the "challenge" of making history with the side.
Adam Pengilly As a cast of Australian cricket luminaries gathered to remember Richie Benaud on Wednesday, the voice of international cricket was still being mimicked by those closest to him.
David Sygall Mark Greig has a lifetime of memories about growing up around Richie Benaud. But the one that entered his mind on Friday after hearing that the iconic commentator had died was one of the most recent.
Tom Decent English newspapers have paid tribute to Richie Benaud, a man who graced their shores and anchored cricket coverage on the BBC and Channel Four for almost half a century.
Andrew Webster The ultimate sign of respect for Richie Benaud was that so many knew how close he was to the end but waited until the final hours to let the public that adored him so much know.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny Tributes have begun to flow in for cricketing and commentating great Richie Benaud, who lost his battle with cancer.
Malcolm Knox Richie Benaud loved to tell the self-deprecating story of being asked, as a famous commentator, whether he ever actually played cricket. A trained journalist and broadcaster – not a celebrity parachuted into the commentary box – Benaud enjoyed an authentic media career. So secure was he in the success of his second life, it amused him to think that time was erasing the memory of his first.
Greg Baum The immensity of the loss of Richie Benaud from our lounge rooms, our lore and our lives is best expressed by an anecdote Benaud related about himself.
Chris Wilson Canberra's John Cope had always kept a respectful distance from Richie Benaud, until the day they brushed shoulders.
Jon Pierik When it came to pure cricketing commentary, the late Richie Benaud became a cult of the game.