Eminent cricketers and host of other sports personalities took to Twitter to offer their condolences to Richie Benaud. Here's a look at what they had to say...
Sachin Tendulkar: #RIPRichie Wonderful personality who was always warm and encouraging. Had great insights on the game fondly remember our discussion on the art of leg spin along with Official @ShaneWarne in Sharjah. Last spoke to him late last year. Was not well but full of enthusiasm. Great loss to the world of cricket. Heartfelt condolences to Richie's family and friends
Brett Lee: Very sad to hear the news today of the passing of Richie Benaud. What a legend of a cricketer and broadcaster for @Channel9 @WWOS9 #bestever
A sad day to hear about the loss of Richie Benaud #RIP
Bishan Bedi: RBenaud was way ahead of his times Captaining Aust giving positivity altogether new meaning. RIP Richie!Crkt world poorer w/out U. RBenaud & FWorrell gave new meaning 2 Crkt in 1960-61 series-both exceptionally gr8 leaders w/tons of courage 2 take Crkt 2 highest level! RBenaud's 'Tale of Two Tests' was a masterpiece in Crkt literature;his commentary was based on 'silence is golden on TV' camera is talking!!
Michael Clarke: What a man. Extremely sad day. You...
Shane Warne: Dear Richie, I've known you & Daphne for close to 30 years & to everyone you were a legend on all...
Glenn McGrath: Very sad news about Richie Benaud. A legend of Australian cricket & the commentary box. We've lost a true Aussie icon RIP Richie. RichieBenaud OBE final act of selflessness voicing a touching tribute to the tragic passing of #PhilHughes says it all #RIPRichie Class RIP
Ashwin Ravichandran: Cricket has just lost one of the legends,cricket on TV won't sound the same. RIP Richie Benaud
Ajinkya Rahane: RIP Richie Benaud. World cricket will miss you and your voice.
Harsha Bhogle: #RichieBenaud defined his genre. That is the ultimate sign of greatness. There hasn't been a commentator who watched and heard Richie Benaud and wished he could be as good. It is a very sad day for our game. Benaud was always precise, relevant and succinct. He played the pause outstandingly. As a player, captain and broadcaster, #RichieBenaud cared for our game. He gave it a lot and leaves behind an astonishing legacy
Wasim Akram: #RIPRichieBenaud The Voice of Cricket and a truly great man. Thank you for everything you gave us, You will be missed by so many.
Kumar Sangakkara: 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
Sanjay Manjrekar: Had the pleasure of working with Richie Benaud. He was a super star amongst commentators. #RIPRichie. People will continue watching cricket on TV if suddenly there was no audio. Benaud never lost sight of this fact.
Saqlain Mushtaq: Condolences to Richie Benaud and his family. Our prayers are with you