Batting legend of New Zealand cricket team Martin Crowe, died on Thursday after a long fight with cancer, he truly felt content at the time in the crease with a ball rocketing towards him.
Crowe, born in a cricketing family –his father Dave played first grade and brother Jeff also captained the Black Caps. He made his test debut in 1982 in the age of 19 against Australia.
He was named cricketer of the year in 1985 and soon was hyped as the best young batsman in the world.
While injuries arguably prevented Crowe reaching his full potential, a Test average of 45.36 in 77 matches still places him among the game’s elite.
When he retired from international cricket in 1995, he held a slew of New Zealand batting records, including most Test runs (5,444), highest Test score (299), most 50s (35) and most hundreds (17) — the last of which still stands.
Sharne Warne also wrote for crowe-“He was such a stylish and elegant player, with a touch of grace and the same skills as the best Indian players of picking up a length very early.”
At first he revealed that he had lymphoma in October 2012,saying eight months later that he was in remission, only for the cancer to return in September 2014.
Crowe lives with his second wife, former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes, and daughter Emma from his first marriage.