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In fond memory : 8 Rules of Cricket Commentary by Richie Benaud

The Legendary Australian cricketer Richard "Richie" Benaud passed away on April 10th this year. He was one of the best all-rounders in the game, and was more recently known as one of the most respected commentator as well. In memory of Richie Benaud, here are 8 rules proposed by him for cricket commentary.

1

Never ask a Statement

2

Remember the value of a pause

3

There are no teams in the world called 'we'or 'they'

4

Avoid Cliches and Banalities

5

The Titanic was a tragedy, the Ethiopian drought a disaster, and neither Bears any Reaction to a Drop Catch

6

Put your brain in to gear before opening your Mouth

7

Concentrate Fiercely at all times

8

Above All, Don't take yourself too seriously and have fun.