Larger text size Very large text size Triple M's Ashes cricket commentator Isa Guha says she doesn't see herself as a trailblazer for female broadcasters despite being one of the few women to feature in television commentary of men's Test cricket. Isa Guha right celebrates a wicket in a Ashes Test Credit:Andy Zakeli Speaking to Fairfax Media, Guha made it clear she did not want to criticise the Nine Network's controversial all-male commentary team announced on Friday, saying she has the utmost respect for the Nine commentators.
A pioneering leg-spin bowler, Benaud played in 63 Tests, 28 as captain, before retiring in to pursue a career in journalism and broadcasting. His final commentary in England was at the Ashes series but he continued to work in Australia until In November, Benaud revealed he was being treated for skin cancer.
Benaud enjoyed a long association with the BBC following his first radio appearance for the corporation in We have lost a cricketing champion and Australian icon.
What an innings. RIP Richie Benaud. The great voice of cricket is no more. He defined an era with conviction and sincerity. He will be missed by the whole cricketing world. Richie was a marvellously talented cricketer who in the early part of his career gave much to the Australian team as a player and a leader.
As a cricketer, commentator and as a person, you were the best there's ever been and to top it off, an absolute gentleman. For me it was an honour and a privilege to call you a close friend and mentor.
True gentleman and the voice of cricket. Will always be remembered.
RIP Richie. Wonderful cricketer, great captain, a master craftsman commentator and top man.
Will always be remembered and admired. Always had a kind word for every cricketer.
Above all a great human being. Had a special place for every leg spinner. Very sad day for cricket. He was a true gentlemen.
He dies a legend and an icon. He played the game in the right spirit and all of us look up to Richie so it's a really sad day. Following retirement, he turned journalist and broadcaster, and through his cricket intellect, knowledge and articulate presentation, became the voice of cricket.