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    Martin Crowe

    Love him or hate him?

    Personally I think the guy is a legend. I have read both his autobiography and biography and love the guy. Even these days he still cops flack on the radio. I think it's great that he is still involved in the game through comentary because even though he goes over the top on occasions he has a great cricket brain. IMO he was roughly treated during his career although granted he brought some of it on himself. So whats your opinion on, for me NZ's greatest batsman/captain
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    Top batsman is all ill say. Good read the autobio though.

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    Yeah, given the start he had to his career, it was amazing that he ended with such good stats. He himself admitted, during an interview to Harsha Bhogle, that he felt he was initiated a little too soon to international cricket. I wonder how his stats would have been had he debuted a little later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    Yeah, given the start he had to his career, it was amazing that he ended with such good stats. He himself admitted, during an interview to Harsha Bhogle, that he felt he was initiated a little too soon to international cricket. I wonder how his stats would have been had he debuted a little later.
    And had he not had to carry a team through the late 80's and more so into the early 90's


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    Brilliant batsman, but also had a huge ego.

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    Where's the other poll option which says:

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    lol classic...brilliant advertisement for the studio who did it though. It's clearly worked for Crowe.

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    After reading Tortured Genius - An Unauthorised Biography by Joseph Romanos a while back, I find it hard to make an overall love/hate judgement on Crowe without separating him into parts:

    As a batsman? Loved watching him as a kid. At one stage I was keeping a bandana in my school bag for batting at lunchtime.

    As a person? Still seems pretty aloof, and holds grudges a lot longer than most of us. A pretty insular, intense sort of guy that found it hard to tolerate people who simply aren't as gifted as him. Except for his brother, who was allowed to try hard and not do so well.

    I find it pretty sad that he still has to take everything so personally, or make things personal. Right from starting a press conference after scoring a 100 once with "right, today I'll ask the questions. Do you think I'm a homosexual?" through to his spat with Andrew McLean recently.

    As a commentator? Not quite as much of a pull-string doll as Danny "outstanding! smashing it to all parts" Morrisson, but still not one of my favourites.

    I like Crowe a lot more when he's being the Kiwi version of Ian Chappell, rather than trying to be a poor man's Bill Lawry.

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    He was my idol as a kid.
    Graeme Hughes impersonation has worn a bit thin.
    I cringe everytime he says "Holy Cow!", "That's half a dozen!" or "Whackideedoo!". I do think he provides insightful commentary most of the time though.
    He was one of the greatest batsmen to watch.
    Perfect technique and balance.
    He looked good even when he was getting out.
    Probably a bit of a snob in real life.
    The hair job has improved.
    He no longer looks like a possumhead.

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    He was New Zealands Greg Chappell

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    I have a friend who's family name is as famous as the Crowe name in NZ cricket, and the stories i have heard about Crowe makes me wonder how anybody can like that guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southern man
    I have a friend who's family name is as famous as the Crowe name in NZ cricket, and the stories i have heard about Crowe makes me wonder how anybody can like that guy.
    You can't do that to us! Is your mate a Hadlee, a Bracewell or a Cairns? Do tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery
    You can't do that to us! Is your mate a Hadlee, a Bracewell or a Cairns? Do tell.
    Going on what school southern man went to, I think I can hazard a guess...

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    He's the best NZ batter I've ever seen, although don't know much about him as a bloke.

    Gotta say tho I took against him after his contributions to ESPN's Legends of Cricket. Not for what he said, but 'cos he shaves his sideburns way too high! Right over his ears! Looks like a redneck from D1pshit, Idaho!

    Obviously the syrup counts against him too...
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    What he achieved while playing the game is outstanding however I do not agree with his coaching ways. Have had a lot of sessions with him can can say his ways are certainly not for me.. they may work for some people though

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