Auckland born right handed elegant batsman and Former New Zealand Skipper Martin Crowe passed away of cancer .
- Martin Crowe was first diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in 2012 after chemotherapy, He was thought to be in recovery later in September 2014 he announced the disease had retuned.
The Cricket Saga (1962-2016):
- Widely considered stylish batsman debuted against Australia aged 19 in 1982.he was well known among cricket fan for his stylish and meticulous batting that given him cricket reputation.
- The New Zealander made with 17 Test Centuries including his career best of 299 against Sri Lanka. He scored 5, 444 test runs at an average of 45.36.
- Crowe played 77 Tests and 143 One Day Internationals for New Zealand in his 13 year cricket career.
- In 1992 World Cup Crowe took his side to the top of the table before a narrow defeat to a Champions Pakistan in the semifinal.
- He retired from the Game of cricket in 1995 aged only 33 citing Knee problems.
- His post cricketing life was to be equally rich and constructive.
- He worked as a television commentator for Cricket Max, also served as a mentor for several members of the New Zealand side.
- He was also famous for his penning much of which appeared on ESPN Cricinfo.
- Martin was presented with ICC Hall of Fame status at last year’s cricket World Cup.
The funeral function will be held in Auckland on March 10, 2016