First up, his signature comment.

His distinctive speaking style was often mimicked, and if two early wickets went down, fans hoped Benaud was on commentary, for him to say ...

Even his no-frills greeting as he began his commentary stint became a household phrase.

He was on the air for some of cricket's most memorable moments

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

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.

His voice was used in several video games as well, earning him another generation of fans.