Benaud out for the count

Benaud Among the many things that TS misses in the world these days are trips to the corner shop for a bag full of penny sweets, wearing odd luminous socks and riding a Chopper bike.

But there’s another timeless classic we will have to add to our ‘missing’ list and that’s Aussie cricket commentator Richie Benaud.

He bade farewell to UK audiences this Monday after England has secured the Ashes.

However, what Richie failed to mention to the masses was that he, in fact, began his ‘professional’ life as a junior accountant with Australia’s Fairfax Media Group in order to make some cash while also knocking out centuries as a cricketer.

TS is sad to see you go Richie and we wish you luck commentating back in Oz. But if you want to dip a toe back into the accountancy world, we’ll see what we can do.

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