Tributes flow as former New Zealand legend Martin Crowe laid to rest in emotional funeral

Tributes flow as former New Zealand legend Martin Crowe laid to rest in emotional funeral

Hollywood star Russell Crowe, who is a cousin of the greatest Kiwi batsman, acted as a pallbearer.

Martin Crowe's demise sad day for cricket, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Martin Crowe's demise sad day for cricket, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Crowe was initially diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in 2012, but the disease went into remission.

Martin Crowe: Cricket robbed of New Zealand's greatest ever Test batsman

Martin Crowe: Cricket robbed of New Zealand's greatest ever Test batsman

Martin Crowe pioneered a shortened version called `Cricket Max` in the late 1990s, which is considered a precursor to the current Twenty20 format.

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

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.

Cricket fraternity pay condolences to former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe

Cricket fraternity pay condolences to former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe

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

Former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe dies aged 53

Former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe dies aged 53

Former New Zealand cricket skipper Martin Crowe has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 53 years of age.

Shane Warne names his greatest New Zealand Test XI of last 25 years

Shane Warne names his greatest New Zealand Test XI of last 25 years

Continuing with his personal series on national cricket teams, Shane Warne on Wednesday named New Zealand greatest Test XI of the past 25 years.

Kane Williamson joins New Zealand`s Lord`s hundred club

Kane Williamson joins New Zealand`s Lord`s hundred club

Kane Williamson became just the 13th New Zealand batsman to score a Test hundred at Lord`s when he reached three figures against England on the third day of the first Test on Saturday:

Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs

Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs

Cricket legends have called for restoring the balance between bat and ball, including easing fielding restrictions and regulating bat thickness, in the ODI format.

World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe

World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe

Not in the best health condition, New Zealand legend and former skipper Martin Crowe on Saturday said that the cricket World Cup final on Sunday could be the last cricket match he watches.

Hope Martin Crowe finds peace in time left for him: Brendon McCullum

Hope Martin Crowe finds peace in time left for him: Brendon McCullum

An emotional New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum today wished terminally ill former skipper Martin Crowe, who is battling lymphoma, to "find peace in the time left for him".

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Terminally ill Martin Crowe braced for `last` match

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Terminally ill Martin Crowe braced for `last` match

Terminally ill Martin Crowe admits that Sunday`s World Cup final between his beloved New Zealand and Australia could be the last game he`ll ever see.

New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia: Martin Crowe

New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia: Martin Crowe

With New Zealand at the cusp of World Cup glory, former captain Martin Crowe has said the Black Caps will have to dig deep into their resources if they have to beat Australia as it will be a "high emotion" title clash between the trans-Tasman rivals.

ICC WC 2015: OMG! Martin Crowe hails `courageous` Matrin Guptill

ICC WC 2015: OMG! Martin Crowe hails `courageous` Matrin Guptill

New Zealand great Martin Crowe on Monday praised Martin Guptill`s record-breaking World Cup feats after helping the batsman reinvent himself late in his career.

Cricket World cup 2015: New Zealand`s World Cup semi-final heartbreak

Cricket World cup 2015: New Zealand`s World Cup semi-final heartbreak

New Zealand will hope it`s a case of seventh time lucky when they face South Africa at Auckland`s Eden Park on Tuesday, as all six of their previous World Cup semi-finals have ended in defeat.

Chris Gayle's 'welcome' gesture made me laugh: Martin Guptill

Chris Gayle's 'welcome' gesture made me laugh: Martin Guptill

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill on Saturday said he was amused at West Indies opener Chris Gayle's 'welcome to the 200 league' gesture after cracking a whirlwind knock of 237 runs in a cricket World Cup quarter-final here.

Rohit Sharma is a beautiful player: Martin Crowe

Rohit Sharma is a beautiful player: Martin Crowe

Impressed with Rohit Sharma's match-winning ton against Bangladesh, former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe said that the top-order batsman is a beautiful player who did the basics right at the SCG.

Fast, accurate swing bowling will be key to India: Martin Crowe

Fast, accurate swing bowling will be key to India: Martin Crowe

New Zealand great Martin Crowe says fast and accurate swing bowling will be the key to the "smoothly flowing" Indian cricket team's fortunes as it prepares to enter the knockout stage of the ongoing cricket World Cup.