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The best-loved lines of Richie Benaud

We asked readers for their favourite lines of legendary broadcaster Richie Benaud. Here are the responses we got

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.

Siddarth Ravindran is an assistant editor (social media) at ESPNcricinfo