Australia's 'voice of cricket' Richie Benaud passed away on April 10, 2015. © AFP PHOTO
Cricketers from around the globe paid rich tributes to the former Australia captain and cricket commentary icon Richie Benaud, who died at Sydney aged 84, after losing battle with skin cancer.
Here are some of the reactions to Richie Benaud's death from Sri Lankan cricketers:
So sad to hear about the passing of Richie Benaud. The great voice of cricket is no more. He defined an era with conviction and sincerity
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) April 10, 2015
Deepest sympathies to family and friends of Richie Benaud. The voice we all loved when we were kids. Thank you for all the memories!
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) April 10, 2015
RIP richie benaud.You will last in our hearts and minds forever.Great human being
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) April 10, 2015
RIP Richie Benaud !!! Sad to hear the news … What a charming voice and personality !!!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) April 9, 2015
The greatest voice in cricket has left us #RIPRichieBenaud
— Dimuth Karunarathne (@IamDimuth) April 10, 2015
RIP sir#richiebenud#we miss you lot sir
— dinesh chandimal (@chandi_17) April 10, 2015
Aussie cricketing summer will never be the same! #RIPRichieBenaud true icon of cricket and one of the best voice in the com box.
— Farveez Maharoof (@farveezmaharoof) April 10, 2015
— Lahiru Thirimanna (@thiri66) April 10, 2015