Martin Crowe's high anticipated comeback to cricket is over as soon as it began.
The 49-year-old former New Zealand captain has come to the reluctant realisation that his body is no longer up to the challenge.
Crowe made the announcement yesterday after being forced to retire injured just three balls into Saturday’s innings against Parnell.
Crowe had stunned many cricket followers with his decision to return to the sport, 16 years after a chronic knee injury effectively ended his career.
His aim was to play for Auckland again but with another injury early into his return Crowe was forced to concede that his dream is over once again.Crowe reportedly revealed his decision in an email to selected media on Sunday.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Martin Crowe's Cricket Comeback Is Over!
Martin Crowe's heavily publicised comeback to cricket at the age of 49 is over. The former New Zealand cricketing legend has pulled the pin on his comeback bid and while it is hardly surprising that his body isn't up to playing, it is a bit disappointing given the media hype. Oh well, it is a bit sad that in cricket season this is the main cricketing headline at the moment.