First up, his signature comment.
@ESPNcricinfo Marvellous— Tabish Siddiqui (@mtabishs) April 10, 2015
His distinctive speaking style was often mimicked, and if two early wickets went down, fans hoped Benaud was on commentary, for him to say ...
@ESPNcricinfo Its twooo for twenty twooooo— Nikhil Daware (@nikhil_daware) April 10, 2015
Even his no-frills greeting as he began his commentary stint became a household phrase.
@ESPNcricinfo it has to be "Morning everyone beautiful day here at Trent Bridge"— Peter Joy (@petermjoy) April 10, 2015
He was on the air for some of cricket's most memorable moments
@ESPNcricinfo There are better ones, but "Jones! Bowden!" when England won at Edgbaston in 2005 will live with me forever.— James Ash (@JamesAsh_89) April 10, 2015
@ESPNcricinfo "Allan Lamb has been cleaned up, perhaps, so too England" 1992 world cup final.— Waqas ur Rahman (@WakasRahman) April 10, 2015
His description of an Ian Botham six in the 1981 Ashes became the name of a blog on ESPNcricinfo
There was plenty of dry wit in his understated commentary
.@ESPNcricinfo Mike Atherton hit in the unmentionables. Hadlee: 'And that ball did bounce Richie' RB: 'Which one, Richard?'— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) April 10, 2015
@ESPNcricinfo captaincy is 90% luck and 10% skill. But don't try it without that 10%.— Soft Southern Jim (@Timbers_Jim) April 10, 2015
One of his rules on cricket commentary was ...
Even the wisest man in the game - he covered and played in around 500 Tests - could sometimes slip up.
@espncricinfo - "The slow-motion replay doesn't show how fast the ball was really travelling."— Vivek (@VivekGajjala) April 10, 2015
His voice was used in several video games as well, earning him another generation of fans.
@ESPNcricinfo From EA sports game commentary "That will be very very sore in the morning."— Akshit Redij (@aks_gunner) April 10, 2015