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Cuts and Glances of Martin Crowe An honest, Unflinching Cricketer

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Martin Crowe cuts, England v New Zealand, 1st Test, The Oval, 5th day, July 18, 1983
Martin Crowe cuts, England v New Zealand, 1st Test, The Oval, 5th day, July 18, 1983
The death of Martin Crowe is the end of a cricket chapter, but he’d be remembered as New Zealand’s finest batsman ever produced by the country. Martin Crowe was a batsman of elegance, poise, and range, broke through into Test Cricket as a 19-year-old and in a very short time, he has emerged as the best young batsman in the world.
He was gifted with rare ability combined with elegance and determination. Martin Crowe belongs to a cricketing family, whose father had played first-class cricket for New Zealand. He becomes a rising star in the sky of New Zealand cricket, with his brilliant technique, burnished with defense and attack, a fervent competitor, and innate game sense.
He’s truly a great legend of New Zealand Cricket, had only been to missing out on a triple ton (299) against Sri Lanka in 1991 and lamented getting out and not scoring 300. He would have been the first New Zealander to make 300 in Test cricket, and later on, Brendon McCullum did it in 2015. Martin Crowe was indeed a central pillar 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 the first captain to introduce an off-spinner who started bowling in the 1992 world cup. He also planned to attack bowlers with Mark Greatbatch in the batting department and off-spinner Dipak Patel in bowling.
In the 1992 World Cup, he engineered an exhilarating home run all the way to the semifinals and excellent figures in Test performances throughout the 1980s and early 90s. Several injuries, broken shin, back trouble, torn hamstrings, and knee injuries plagued him and end his career. He was part of 16 historic test victories in which his average was 55.50.
Martin Crowe was a complete mentor and guidebook for youngsters. By the end of his cricket career, he was the 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 admitted that he might never live to see the next tournament. Martin Crowe has diagnosed with 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 ones and family.
His entire community was deeply saddened by his death and hailed a magnificent cricketer and wonderful man who will be sadly missed. Indeed one of the true greats, and an inspiration for everyone.
1983 file picture of Martin Crowe acknowledging the crowd after making a century
1983 file picture of Martin Crowe acknowledging the crowd after making a century
A batsman of elegance, poise and range, Crowe broke through into Test cricket as a 19-year-old, and in a short span of time was heralded as the best young batsman in the world.
A batsman of elegance, poise and range, Crowe broke through into Test cricket as a 19-year-old, and in a short span of time was heralded as the best young batsman in the world.
Martin Crowe at an ESPNcricinfo interview, 2014
Martin Crowe at an ESPNcricinfo interview, 2014
Martin Crowe bats against Somerset, Taunton, May 9, 1994
Martin Crowe bats against Somerset, Taunton, May 9, 1994
Martin Crowe bats in a Texaco Trophy match, 1990
Martin Crowe bats in a Texaco Trophy match, 1990
Martin Crowe bats, England v New Zealand, second ODI, Old Trafford, July 18, 1986
Martin Crowe bats, England v New Zealand, second ODI, Old Trafford, July 18, 1986
Martin Crowe batting against Pakistan during the 1992 World Cup.
Martin Crowe batting against Pakistan during the 1992 World Cup.
Martin Crowe began the World Cup with a century, Australia v New Zealand, World Cup, Auckland, February 22, 1992
Martin Crowe began the World Cup with a century, Australia v New Zealand, World Cup, Auckland, February 22, 1992
Martin Crowe celebrates their first Test win in England, England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Leeds, August 1, 1983
Martin Crowe celebrates their first Test win in England, England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Leeds, August 1, 1983
Martin Crowe cuts, England v New Zealand, 1st Test, The Oval, 5th day, July 18, 1983
Martin Crowe cuts, England v New Zealand, 1st Test, The Oval, 5th day, July 18, 1983
Martin Crowe is still acknowledged as New Zealand's finest batsman.
Martin Crowe is still acknowledged as New Zealand’s finest batsman.
Martin Crowe left the viewer with the impression of having a nanosecond more time to play his strokes, with balance in their execution and equanimity in his stance.
Martin Crowe left the viewer with the impression of having a nanosecond more time to play his strokes, with balance in their execution and equanimity in his stance.
Martin Crowe made an unbeaten run-a-ball 105, New Zealand v England, 3rd ODI, Auckland, February 25, 1984
Martin Crowe made an unbeaten run-a-ball 105, New Zealand v England, 3rd ODI, Auckland, February 25, 1984
Martin Crowe plays behind the wicket, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Test, Bulawayo, 5th day, November 5, 1992
Martin Crowe plays behind the wicket, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Test, Bulawayo, 5th day, November 5, 1992
Martin Crowe returns to the pavilion, Lord's, 1994
Martin Crowe returns to the pavilion, Lord’s, 1994

Martin Crowe strokes one to the fence, New Zealand v Australia, February 1992

Martin Crowe sways away from a bouncer, England v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, 1994
Martin Crowe sways away from a bouncer, England v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, 1994
Martin Crowe was at Eden Park where he spoke to the media, Auckland, January 7, 2015
Martin Crowe was at Eden Park where he spoke to the media, Auckland, January 7, 2015
Martin Crowe Final Stats
Martin Crowe Final Stats
The nine captains with the trophy, World Cup, Sydney, February, 1992
The nine captains with the trophy, World Cup, Sydney, February 1992

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