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.