RIP Martin Crowe: Facts you must know about former New Zealand cricket skipper

He was regarded as one of the greatest sportsmen to come from New Zealand.

Last Updated: Mar 03, 2016, 09:16 AM IST
RIP Martin Crowe: Facts you must know about former New Zealand cricket skipper

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.

A New Zealand Cricket spokesman confirmed the news on Thursday."Yes it is unfortunately true, he has died."

Here are some of the facts about the legendary cricketer.

# Martin Crowe was born on September 22, 1962, Henderson, Auckland.

# The stylish batsman made his international debut in 1982

# He captained New Zealand in 16 Test matches and his highest score was 299.

# Crowe scored 17 centuries and 5,444 runs in 77 Tests at an average of 45.36.

# The former Kiwi batsman had been suffering from lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, for a second time.

# Crowe is survived by his second wife Lorraine Downes, daughter Emma and step-children Hilton and Jasmine.