The death of Martin Crowe is the end of a cricket chapter, but he’d be remembered as New Zealand finest batsman ever produced by country. Martin Crowe was a batsman of elegance, poise and range, broke through into Test Cricket as 19-year-old and in a very short time he has emerged the best young batsman in the world. He was gifted with rare ability combined with elegance and determination. Martin Crowe was belongs to a cricketing family, whose father had played first class cricket for New Zealand. He becomes rising star on the sky of New Zealand cricket, with his brilliant technique, burnished with defence and attack, a fervent competitor and innate game sense.
He’s truly a great legends of New Zealand Cricket, had only been to missing out on a triple ton (299) against Sri Lanka in 1991 lamented getting out and not scoring 300. He’ would have been first New Zealander to make 300 in Test cricket, and later on Brendon McCullum did it in 2015. Martin Crowe was indeed central pillars of Black Caps. His 77 Tests and 143 ODI’s remain memorable for his prolific batting approach against high quality pace and spin. He was first captain to introduced an off spinner started the bowling in 1992 world cup.
In 1992 world Cup, he engineered an exhilarating home run all the way to semifinals and excellent figures in Test performances throughout in 1980’s and early 90’s. Due to several injuries, broken shin, back trouble, torn hamstrings, knee injuries plagued him and end his career. He was part of 16 historic test victories in which his averaged was 55.50. Martin Crowe was complete mentor and guide-book for youngsters. By the end of his cricket career, he as highest runs getter, century maker, scorer, and most fifties for New Zealand. Martin Crowe left his impression with marvelous stroke making, execution and equanimity in his stance. He was gifted to play all cricketing shots but his signature stroke was being down the ground.
An ICC Hall of Fame inductee, he remained involved with New Zealand’s cricket and particularly enjoyed the New Zealand fairytale run to the Cricket World Cup final in 2015. He has dejectedly admitting that he might never live to see the next tournament. Martin Crowe was diagnosed a cancer in September 2014 with terminal double-hit lymphoma, a rare form of blood cancer, he passed away aged 53 in Auckland surrounded by loved one’s and family. His entire community deeply saddened on his death, hailed a magnificent cricketer and wonderful man who will be sadly missed. Indeed one of true greats, and inspiration for everyone.