New Zealand legend Martin Crowe has suggested that Sunday’s Cricket World Cup Final between the Black Caps and Australia, may be the last game he gets to see as he continues his fight against an aggressive form of cancer, reports the BBC.
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The former captain will be in attendance at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the match, despite his illness, and has suggested that it would be the perfect final game, if that is sadly to be the case.
“My precarious life ahead may not afford me the luxury of many more games to watch and enjoy.
“This is likely to be it. I can happily live with that,” Crowe said.
The 52-year-old was diagnosed with a follicular lymphoma two years ago, and overcame the disease. However, it returned in September last year. According to the BBC, only 5% of sufferers of the particular cancer Crowe has got manage to survive longer than twelve months. But, he has rejected chemotherapy this time around, and is instead using natural treatments.
The Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1985 played seventy-seven Tests for his country, scoring over 5,000 runs, and averaging 45.36.
Also an innovating batsman in the limited-overs format, he was the leading run scorer at the 1992 World Cup, where he led his side to the semi-final.