Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, Australian Test captain Michael Clarke, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and several others mourned the death of one of the most respected players and voices in the game.
Benaud, who captained Australia in 28 Tests, passed away in his sleep. He was the first cricketer to score 2,000 Test runs and take 200 wickets. He played in 63 Tests.
He was famous for his cricket commentary with "Channel Nine" broadcaster in Australia. He was battling skin cancer.
Here are the tributes for Benaud, via Twitter
#RIPRichie Wonderful personality who was always warm and encouraging. Had great insights on the game (1/3)— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 10, 2015
fondly remember our discussion on the art of leg spin along with Official @ShaneWarne in Sharjah. Last spoke to him late last year. (2/3)— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 10, 2015
Was not well but full of enthusiasm. Great loss to the world of cricket. Heartfelt condolences to Richie's family and friends (3/3)— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 10, 2015
What a man. Extremely sad day. You… https://t.co/Ea0uuS6UMZ— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) April 9, 2015
Cricket has just lost one of the legends,cricket on TV won't sound the same http://t.co/hRkHBayiJQ Richie Benaud— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) April 10, 2015
The world of cricket has not just lost a voice but a true legend in every sense...RIP Richie Benaud, you will be missed. #RIPRichie— BCCI (@BCCI) April 10, 2015
There hasn't been a commentator who watched and heard Richie Benaud and didn't wish he could be as good. It is a very sad day for our game.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 10, 2015
RIP Richie Benaud. World cricket will miss you and your voice.— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) April 10, 2015
Had the pleasure of working with Richie Benaud. He was a super star amongst commentators. #RIPRichie— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 10, 2015
The World of Cricket mourns a cricketing icon as Richie Benaud passes away at the age of 84 pic.twitter.com/DW0UUBJGs8— ICC (@ICC) April 10, 2015