New Delhi: Former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe, has died aged 53 after a second bout of cancer on Thursday.
He was regarded as one of the greatest sportsmen to come from New Zealand. His Test career spanned over 13 years for New Zealand.
The former Kiwi batsman had been suffering from lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, for a second time.
He received the all-clear from the disease in 2012, but confirmed in September 2014 that it had returned.
Cricket fraternity was saddened with the shocking news of Crowe's death.
They paid their condolences to Crowe and his family on Twitter.
Sorry to hear of Martin Crowe's passing. Condolences to his family.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) March 3, 2016
Sad news hearing that Martin Crowe has passed away. RIP Hogan.
— Jesse Ryder (@DijaRyder) March 3, 2016
Deeply saddened to hear that Martin Crowe has passed away, master batsman & one of the great thinkers in our game. #RIPHogan
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) March 3, 2016
So sad to hear the passing of Martin Crowe. One of the games greats on and off the field. My thoughts with family and friends. #martincrowe
— Damien Martyn (@damienmartyn) March 3, 2016
Kiwi Gr8 MCrowe is no more & Crkt world is poorer again..truly giant o modern batsmen & fine analyst!RIP Martin Crowe!Condolences 2 NZ Crkt!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) March 3, 2016
So sad to hear that Martin Crowe has passed away. He gave me my first TV job & I could not thank him enough. Team mate and friend. RIPHogan
— Simon Doull (@Sdoull) March 3, 2016
Saddened to hear about the demise of 1 of my favourite batsman #MartinCrowe A great technician&an astute reader of the game.May his soul RIP
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 3, 2016
Very sad to hear of the passing of martin crowe this morning. An inspiration to me and so many others. One of our true greats. RIP hogan
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) March 3, 2016
RIP Martin Crowe !!! One of the best !!!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) March 3, 2016
One of the most stylish batsmen...one of the finest cricketing brains. The man who adorned my scrapbook is no more. R.I.P. Martin Crowe #sad
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 3, 2016
Very sad to hear about the passing of Martin Crowe!! Thoughts and prayers with his family and loved ones! True legend and great man! RIP
— Neil Wagner (@NeilWagner13) March 3, 2016
Just heard the news of Martin Crowe's passing. Brilliant player and ambassador for our game. Sympathies to Jeff and the family. #Hogan
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) March 3, 2016
Rest in peace Martin Crowe. A wonderful batsmen and a man with courage and conviction. Inspired generations of batsmen around the world.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) March 3, 2016
The Legend from New Zealand Martin Crowe.May his soul Rest in Peace.May Lord strengthen his family.
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) March 3, 2016
Heartfelt condolences to family and fans of #MartinCrowe. Great cricketer and a fighter till the very end.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 3, 2016
RIP Martin Crowe, an absolute legend and an iconic star for the @BLACKCAPS
My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 3, 2016
We have lost a great man, great cricketer, superb captain, visionary thinker, tenacious fighter, beloved friend. Goodbye Martin Crowe #RIP
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) March 3, 2016
And now goodbye to Marty. His pain is over. His spirit and soul and the memories are with us forever, a very special man
— Mark Nicholas (@mcjnicholas) March 3, 2016
Rest in Peace Martin Crowe - a hero for so many my age growing up in NZ, he was the reason a lot of us played & watched cricket #hogan
— James Franklin (@jecfranklin) March 3, 2016