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Tributes pour in for Martin Crowe

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Martin Crowe © Ben Radford/Allsport/Getty Images Martin Crowe

Martin Crowe, former captain of the New Zealand cricket team, was arguably one of the greatest test batsmen ever. He died on March 3, 2016, following a lengthy battle with lymphoma, aged 53 years. Many famous personalities have payed their respects to Crowe on Twitter and other social media outlets. Here are some of them.

Martin and Russell Crowe © Wikipedia Commons Martin and Russell Crowe Russell Crowe ‏@russellcrowe

My champion, my hero, my friend. I will love you forever. RIP M.D.Crowe

John Key ‏@johnkeypm

Sad to hear of the passing of Martin Crowe today. A true legend of New Zealand sport. Our thoughts are with his family.

Tom Moody @TomMoodyCricket

Deeply saddened to hear that Martin Crowe has passed away, master batsman & one of the great thinkers in our game. #RIPHogan

Martin Crowe © Adrian Murrell/Allsport/Getty Images Martin Crowe

Simon Doull ‏@Sdoull 

So sad to hear that Martin Crowe has passed away. He gave me my first TV job & I could not thank him enough. Team mate and friend. RIPHogan

Ian Bishop ‏@irbishi 

Sorry to hear of Martin Crowe's passing. Condolences to his family.

Stephen Fleming ‏@SPFleming7 

Very sad to hear of the passing of martin crowe this morning. An inspiration to me and so many others. One of our true greats. RIP hogan

© John Gichigi/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images Jesse Ryder ‏@DijaRyder 

Sad news hearing that Martin Crowe has passed away. RIP Hogan.

Nathan McCullum ‏@MccullumNathan

Saddened to hear the news Martin Crowe has passed. Thoughts are with family and friends. #RIPHogan

Michael Clarke @MClarke23

You will always be a legend in my eyes. Thank you for all your help and advice. Now you can rest easy my friend. Miss you already.

Martin Crowe © Graham Chadwick/EMPICS Sport/Press Association Martin Crowe

Dion J Nash ‏@dionjnash

Cannot believe the news. Feel very sad to have lost a mate and a hero. The world is suddenly a lesser place. #RIPhogan

Grant Elliott, @grantelliottnz

RIP Martin Crowe. A very sad day. Thoughts are with friends and family.

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Ronnie Irani ‏@RonnieIrani1 

Very sad news learning New Zealand Cricketer and All Time Great Martin Crowe has died. Awesome batsman. RIPHogan #AllTimeGreat

Martin Crowe © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Martin Crowe All Blacks ‏@AllBlacks

Our thoughts are with the family of Martin Crowe. RIP a true NZ sporting great.

Damien Martyn @damienmartyn

So sad to hear the passing of Martin Crowe. One of the game's greats on and off the field. My thoughts with family and friends. #martincrowe

Iain O'Brien @iainobrien

Really hope Martin Crowe gets a good send off! Player Thinker. Inventor. Writer. Genius. NZ Great.

Martin Crowe © Hannah Peters/Getty Images Martin Crowe

Scott Styris ‏@scottbstyris

So sad to hear news of Martin Crowe passing away. For those of us who grew up watching cricket in the 80s, we owe him immensely #RIPCROWE

Gideon Haigh, cricket historian and writer

At the crease Crowe was elegant and imposing. Off it, especially after he left cricket, he was completely alive, always in the moment, and possessed of a desire to learn. Martin's love of cricket was fathomless: so passionate, he needed a break from time to time; so profound, he always found his way back to the fold.

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