"Frankly speaking, I've not seen Martin Crowe play much. Because I was not a keen watcher of the game. But I have heard about him a lot. But as is the case with 99 percent of the New Zealand players, they are fantastic human beings,” said Dhoni.

"I have had the opportunity of interacting with a lot of New Zealand players. It is a sad day for cricket but at the same time it is very important to give respect to the individual and we pray God to give strength to his family. And keep moving on. Its a sad day for cricket," he added.

Crowe passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer.

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