However, when I grew up and looked a little bit more into the style history of Mr. Benaud, I discovered that he really had been the style icon of cricket for many, many years. When he was playing and captaining Australia his uniform style was casual, effortless and a little bit sexy! He could be seen on the field in a loose white shirt, often with the sleeves rolled up and unbuttoned quite low with maybe only 5 to 6 inches of it tucked into his tailored trousers. The style was confident. It was a style that could take you from the game to having a cocktail in the south of France. Current Australian players could learn a thing or two about style from this photograph alone!
I was very excited to get to meet the man himself recently. Gone are the days of the beige suit Benuad as he moves into his later years of navy suits and pale pink shirts. Dignified yet still playing within the game of fashionista with his hints of pink. Richie Benaud is a man who always looks the part at any function and always in his effortless ways.
Richie Benaud, you are my cricket style icon!