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Bollywood mourns the death of Martin Crowe

Members of the Indian film fraternity got on Twitter to pay their respects to legendary New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe who died today after a long battle with cancer

bollywood Updated: Mar 03, 2016 15:06 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe died of cancer on March 3. He was 53. (AP)

As the world mourns the death of New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe, who died on Thursday at the age of 53, after a long battle with cancer in Wellington, New Zealand, Bollywood too got on Twitter to pay their respects to the legendary batsman.

Read: New Zealand batting legend Martin Crowe dies after battle with cancer

“What a great batsman. RIP. Martin Crowe dies aged 53,” filmmaker Hansal Mehta wrote on Twitter.

“RIP Martin Crowe,” actor Ayushmann Khurrana paid his respects to the former Kiwi captain.

Read: Legend, great cricketer, inspiration: Twitter bids adieu to Martin Crowe

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, too took to twitter to remember the 1992 World Cup’s player of the series. “Sad to hear about the demise of a finest batsman, Martin Crowe. RIP,” he wrote on the microblogging platform.

Crowe was first diagnosed with cancer in 2012 . In a statement, his family said “it is with heavy hearts that the family of Martin Crowe advise his death. The family request privacy at this time.”

First Published: Mar 03, 2016 15:06 IST