New Zealand’s greatest captain Martin Crowe who was hailed as a “hero” of ’92 world cup, where New Zealand reached semi-final for the first time, died at 53 on Thursday after fighting a long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with cancer in September 2014 with terminal double hit lymphoma, a rare form of blood cancer, he passed away in Auckland.
Twitter paid homage to the Man of the series of 1992 World Cup:
Until we meet again Hogan. Love Tuisi pic.twitter.com/gXJCWlvaCa
— Ross Taylor (@RossLTaylor) March 3, 2016
Saddened to hear of the passing of a great cricketer Martin Crowe – the best New Zealand captain I played against.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 3, 2016
RIP Martin Crowe. One of the great batsman! Was a pleasure to know and work with him.
— Michael Slater (@mj_slats) 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
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) March 3, 2016
Martin Crowe no more Felt v sad …rip pic.twitter.com/XzDR5ZSxPo
— Bhupalreddy (@Bhupalreddy11) March 3, 2016
The written word in cricket was never more alive. Martin Crowe loved and believed in cricket like no other, for cricket he bared his soul.
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) March 3, 2016
Sad to hear about the demise of a finest batsman, Martin Crowe. RIP
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 3, 2016
Feeling sad to know about the death of Martin Crowe, a true legend of Cricket. May his Soul Rest in Peace.
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) 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
There were occasions when Sachin & me actually copied him, he was one of my favourite batsman. RIP, Martin Crowe.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 3, 2016
Good man, great cricketer, outstanding captain and a fighter taken away too early. Goodbye Martin Crowe, loved around the world.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 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
Krishna Prasad, Editor-in-Chief of Outlook, on Martin Crowe (1962-2016): “…And a traditionalist whose home was a temple to cricket. RIP.’
— N. Ram (@nramind) 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
Martin Crowe’s biggest regret: did not field in 1992 semi vs Pak because of injury. Wasn’t there to lead in biggest game in NZ history. RIP
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) March 3, 2016
Rise & Sad . Gone too soon. One of my cricket heroes. Martin Crowe. Kiwi #RIP
— Derek O’Brien (@quizderek) March 3, 2016
RIP Martin Crowe….! condolences to the family and friends
— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) March 3, 2016