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Former New Zealand Cricket Captain Martin Crowe in Auckland

AUCKLAND: Legendary cricketer of New Zealand Matin Crown was passed away at the age of 53 after fighting with cancer, TheNewsTribe.com learnt from international media.

His death has come after a long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed in September 2014 with terminal Lymphoma. Crowe is survived by wife Lorraine Downes, daughter Emma and step-children Hilton and Jasmine.

Cricket turned-politician Imran Khan offered grief over the death of Martin Crowe and declared best New Zealand captain.

“Saddened to hear of the passing of a great cricketer Martin Crowe – the best New Zealand captain I played against,” he tweeted.

Martin David Crowe was a New Zealand cricketer, commentator and author. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1985, and was credited as one of the “best young batsmen in the world”.

 A right-handed batsman, Crowe represented New Zealand from the early 1980s until his retirement in 1996. Through the early part of his career he was also a medium-pace bowler.

He captained New Zealand in the early 1990s, and during this period he brought many innovations, such as opening with spin bowlers and utilising pinch hitting batsmen.