RIP Hogan: From Sangakkara to Sachin Tendulkar, Twitter mourns Black Caps legend Martin Crowe's death

Described as New Zealand's finest batsman, Martin Crowe' passed away at 53 after he lost a second battle with lymphoma.

Widely regarded as New Zealand's finest batsman, Crowe played 77 tests from 1982-1995 and scored 5,444 runs at an average of 45.36.

The elegant right-hander also scored 4,704 runs at an average of 38.55 in one-day internationals.

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

In September 2014, Crowe said a new, more aggressive form of the disease, double-hit lymphoma, had developed and he had been told only five percent survive more than 12 months.

His death was keenly felt in cricketing circles with an outpouring of tributes flowing on social media.

Updated Date: Mar 03, 2016 21:23 PM

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