Martin Crowe, a batting great and Twenty20 pioneer pass away

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New Zealand batting legend Martin Crowe, who died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer, once said that the only time he truly felt content was at the crease with a ball rocketing towards him.

The 53-year-old, a cousin of Hollywood star Russell Crowe, rewrote the New Zealand record book during a 13-year Test career, then set about reinventing cricket in retirement with an early 20-over version of the game.

 

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