Legendary Cricketer Martin Crowe Dies From Cancer Aged 53

For four years he fought but Cancer eventually claimed the life of Martin Crowe on March 3 in Auckland.

One of the greatest cricketers of all time and the finest ever produced by New Zealand, Crowe was 53.

The Kiwi great had been suffering from lymphoma for a long time. Though he had initially conquered the disease in 2012, it returned in September 2014.


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An April 1994 picture of Martin Crowe.
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A champion both on and off the field, Crowe was named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 1985 and was player of the tournament in the 1992 World Cup in which he scored 456 runs in nine matches.



In Tests he captained New Zealand in 16 Test matches from a total 77 played finishing with a tally of 17 tons and a highest score of 299 that came against Sri Lanka in Wellington in 1991.


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Hollywood legend Russell Crowe posted a heartfelt tribute on Twitter. The Academy Award winner is a cousin of Marin Crowe.


Tributes are also pouring in for Hogan, as Crowe was lovingly called, from all corners of the world:




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