Cricketing legend Martin Crowe died yesterday aged 53 after a long battle with cancer.
Crowe played 77 tests and scored 17 test centuries – the most by a Kiwi – and finished with a test average of 45 before retiring in 1996. He first played for New Zealand in 1982 when he was just 19.
Many people in New Zealand and around the world are remembering the life of one of New Zealand’s best batsmen.
Fellow cricket player, John Morrison, said “I would unhesitatingly say that he was the most stylish and best looking batsman we’ve ever produced or I’ve ever seen on the New Zealand scene. Just his poise, it was just class … and when he got going you couldn’t see anything better in world cricket, simple as that.”
Until 2014 he held the New Zealand record for the highest number of test runs after he scored 299 against Sri Lanka at Wellington’s Basin Reserve in 1991 – a painful one run short of a rare triple century.
Martin Crowe is survived by wife Lorraine Downes, daughter Emma and step-children Hilton and Jasmine.