Martin Crowe Former New Zealand Cricket Captain Passed Away [ Current Affairs ]


Martin Crowe a former New Zealand cricket captain has passed away in Auckland, New Zealand after suffering from long time cancer of the immune system. He was one of the best ever batsman of New Zealand and had from the early 1980s to 1996 till his retirement.

About Martin Crowe:

  • He was born on 22th September 1962 in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of a first-class cricketer Dave Crowe.
  • In his cricket career, he had played:
  • 77 Test matches and scored 5444 run at 5.36 average including 17 centuries and 18 fifties and his highest score was of 299 runs,
  • 143 One Day Internationals (ODIs) with 4704 runs at 38.55 averages including 4 centuries and 34 fifties and highest score was 107 * runs and
  • 247 First-class matches.

ODI Career:

  • He has served as captain of New Zealand team from 1990 to 1994 including 16 Test matches.
  • He had taken retirement in 1996 due to knee injury.
  • Later he had joined television commentator and author.
  • In 1985 he becomes one of Wisden’s Cricketers.
  • In the 1992 he has played World Cup and become player of the tournament after scoring 456 runs in 9 matches.
  • In March, 2015 he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
  • His autobiography: “Raw”.

- Published on: March 3, 2016