Ex Captain of New Zealand Team Martin Crowe: Left The World At 53
The amazing Ex- New Zealand batsman, Martin Crowe is no more with us. He was battling with cancer for a long time and took his last breath just at the age of 53 today the 3rd of March, 2016. This talented right handed batsman represented the national cricket team of New Zealand from 1980 to 1996, till he retired. He was a perfect combo of exceptional talent in both batting and bowling. Besides being a talented right handed batsman he was also famous as right hand medium pacer bowler. Martin Crowe had his Test Debut in the year 1982 against Australia and his ODI debut was also in the year 1982.
His cricket career is always enviable to others. He played 77 test matches and 143 One days. In his 77 test matches he played, he scored 5444 runs and his total score in ODI is 4704 runs. He maintained a batting average of 45.36 in test matches and 38.55 in one day matches. He missed his triple century in Test match in the year 1991 and he got out at 299. He bagged 4 centuries in one day. 107 not out were his highest score in one day matches. As bowler too, he managed to bag 14 wickets in Test and 29 wickets in ODIs. In 1992 world cup, Martin Crowe was the captain of New Zealand and scored highest runs in the tournament and this helps New Zealand to reach to Semi-Final. Besides a great cricketer and captain, he was also famous as coach and commentator. He was suffering from Lymphoma and this has caused his early death.
May his soul Rest in peace and the world of cricket will miss him.
Report By Jui