Martin Crowe may decline Knighthood Honour




Former Kiwi skipper Martin Crowe might respectfully decline the knighthood honour if conferred upon him. Over the last few days, people all across the globe have been filling online petitions drawing the attention of the British Monarch to bestow the honor on the 52-year-old New Zealand cricketer.

Martin Crowe may decline Knighthood Honour

Martin Crowe may decline Knighthood Honour

As of now more than 5650 online petitions have already been signed in the last couple of weeks. Fans and cricket lovers are lobbying to let Crowe get the award at the earliest unless it is too late. Unfortunately, the legendary cricketer is suffering from the rarest form of cancers and people want him to achieve the title which he well deserved as soon as possible. The only Kiwi cricketer to have granted knighthood is Sir Richard Hadlee until now.

Jeff Crowe, his younger brother stated to the media that that Knighthood is not needed since Martin has already been conferred with MBE (Member of the British Empire) in 1992 for his excellent services to the gentlemen’s game. A few days back, the former Kiwi skipper was also inducted into the ICC’s prestigious Hall of Fame during the Cricket World Cup 2015.

 

Martin Crowe: The Indomitable Spirit

Martin Crowe has definitely climbed atop of the success ladder that he could as a cricketer. A prolific batsman in both Tests and ODIs, he took New Zealand to a new height of cricket when he led his side to 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup Semi-final. Black Caps topped the chart after the league round, but had to swallow a defeat in the semis against Pakistan. The Auckland-born cricketer was the top scorer in that edition of the World Cup. He almost dominated the cricket world from 1982 to 1995.

The culmination of Crowe’s glorious test career was his 299-run knock against Sri Lanka in 1991. It remained to be the highest individual test score for the next 23-year. It was only in the last year that Brendon McCullum got past over the score and became the first triple century maker of New Zealand Cricket team.

The former right-handed stylish batsman shares a close rapport with Martin Guptill and Ross Tatlor. The brave cricketer told to the New Zealand media that he considers Taylor and Guptill as sons he never had. He loves watching these two cricketers hitting balls to the fence.

 

Martin Crowe’s battling against the Cancer

The jovial face of Martin Crowe conceals a lot of pains with which he went through in his entire life. It was in the late 2012 that doctors found him to be suffering from Lymphoma. However, he declared himself to be free from cancer in middle of 2013. Last year he announced with a heavy heart that he had again diagnosed with cancer and this time with more severity.

The fearless cricketer declined to opt for chemotherapy and is going through natural medications to improve his immune system. He has now found his renewed interest in cricket and would not hesitate spending a long hours on the field watching the young lads play the game.

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Atish Home Chowdhury is a freelance writer. sports are inseparable from him. He especially loves WWE, Cricket and other sports. It was long ago during his childhood he aimed to become a cricketer first but his creativity didn’t allow him to become a player. Instead he chose to be a sports journalist. This fulfills my aim both as a creative person as well as it keeps me inside the world of sports too.

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