Richie Benaud, former Australian Test team captain, and voice of cricket in Australia for nearly 50 years, has undergone a radical facelift procedure in an attempt to fight the ravages of age.
Benaud, 78, says he was compelled to have the surgery because he just “did not feel sexy anymore.”
“Sometimes I woke up in the morning and looked in the mirror, and just didn’t recognise the face looking back at me,” the longtime broadcaster says.
“Hopefully now this procedure will boost my confidence, and I’ll be able to have my picture taken without shying away from the lens.”
Mr Benaud’s long-time television commentary partner, Tony Grieg says there has been a notable change in Benaud’s attitude since undergoing the extensive procedure. “Oh yes, my word, Richie looks incredible. In fact I don’t believe I have felt this physically attracted to Richie since the days of World Series Cricket in the 70’s.
“I heard he’s been slated to grace the front page of GQ next month, which is simply marvellous.”
Since the change in his appearance, Mr Benaud has been spotted walking contentedly along a beach with a loose, white unbuttoned shirt flowing in the breeze, and driving in his new Dodge Viper convertible, complete with scantly-clad young women running their fingers through his hair whilst giggling.
“This is the new Richie”, says Mr Benaud, “You crackas better recognise.”
Richie Beanaud, before and after his cosmetic surgery.