03 March 2016

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Rip New Zealand Batting Legend Martin Crowe Dies

Rip New Zealand Batting Legend Martin Crowe Dies

New Zealand batting legend Martin Crowe, died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer

He died of a blood cancer known as follicular lymphoma. He was 53.

Martin Crowe was first diagnosed with aggressive follicular lymphoma in 2012 and after chemotherapy, he was thought to be in remission. But Crowe announced in September 2014 that the cancer, which he called "my friend and tough taskmaster," had returned.

He made his Test debut in 1982 aged 19 against Australia.
His introduction to test cricket was torrid - facing Australia's attack of Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lillee.
Though past their peak, they welcomed the youngster with a hail of bouncers at Wellington's Basin Reserve in February 1982.
Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson legends of balling attack Just stand before them required a courage.

He was named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 1985 and his 188 against Australia in November that year established him as one of New Zealand’s best batsmen.

He played 77 tests and 143 one-day internationals for New Zealand in a 13-year career. He scored 5,444 test runs at an average of 45.36 with 17 centuries.

His innovative leadership carried New Zealand far further than expected at the 1992 World Cup to the semifinals.

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