Martin Crowe

Martin Crowe

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Martin Crowe was a former New Zealand cricketer, Test and one-day international captain, and commentator. From 1982 to 1995, Martin Crowe was a member of the New Zealand national team. He is known as New Zealand’s greatest batsman.

Early Life

Martin David Crowe was born in Henderson, New Zealand, on September 22, 1962, to Dave and Audrey Crowe. He was a New Zealander, according to his nationality. In addition, Virgo was his zodiac sign. Jeff Crowe grew up with him and his siblings. He finished his high school education at Auckland Grammar School.

Death

He died in Auckland, New Zealand, on March 3, 2016, as a result of the disease’s complications. He died at the age of 53 after a long struggle with cancer.

Professional Life

Martin Crowe made his first-class debut for Auckland against Canterbury in 1980. He hit a career-high 51 runs in his first inning, which was the highest total for his club. He signed to play English county cricket with Somerset in 1984 and had a successful first season in the County Championship. Crowe, on the other hand, did not return to the county until 1987.

He finished eighth in the overall averages and seventh in overall runs earned in the same year’s County Championship. He had a first-class batting average of 59.46 after 48 matches for Somerset. Likewise, he made his New Zealand debut in an ODI against Australia and then made his Test debut against Australia at the end of the month. Crowe scored his first Test century – exactly 100 runs – in January 1984. In addition, he had two 188s in 1985. Crowe and John Wright put on 241 runs for the third wicket in a Test against the West Indies in February 1987.

He became New Zealand’s captain after scoring 299 runs in his team’s second innings, breaking the previous record for the highest score by a New Zealander. He and Andrew Jones put on a record-breaking 467 runs for the third wicket. Crowe was voted Player of the Tournament at the 1992 World Cup after finishing as the tournament’s top run-scorer.

Moreover, he scored consecutive hundreds in his first series since relinquishing the captaincy, scoring 142 at Lord’s and 115 at Old Trafford. He played for a few more seasons before retiring after a tour of India in October and November 1995, during which he scored his last international century in the first ODI of the tour.

Martin Crowe at the field (Source: espncricinfo)

Similarly, he later became a tv presenter and pundit, as well as helping to create a local version of cricket known as “Cricket Max.” He also served as a mentor for a while. Crowe revealed on Twitter on May 19, 2011, that he wished to boost his health by resuming first-class cricket. Crowe was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012, according to reports. He declared himself cancer-free in 2013. On March 3, 2016, he died as a result of the disease’s complications.

Net worth

He has an annual net worth of over around $1 million dollars. Similarly, he earned an annual salary of $85,000, according to reports. He had earned a total of $1 million dollars throughout his cricket career. His coaching and commentating careers netted him a lot.

Personal life

Martin Crowe married Simone Curtice for the first time in 1991. However, the couple split up in 1996. Crowe later married Suzanne Taylor, with whom he had a daughter named Emma Crowe. Unfortunately, their relationship did not last long and they divorced in 2005. He married Lorraine Downes, a former Miss Universe, for the second time. Crowe died on March 3, 2016, and the couple remained happily married until his death.

Martin Crowe with his wife Simone Curtice (Source: Now To Love)

Lorraine Downes, daughter Emma, and stepchildren Hilton and Jasmine are among Crowe’s survivors. He was a world-class athlete who was also a very beautiful person. He stood about 6 feet tall. Moreover, she is not active on any social media platforms.