Martin Crowe was elegance and style personified at the crease. Equally at home off the front or back foot, his shots had the hall mark of timing and precise execution. He truly was a Master of the art of batting. From the moment he strode to the crease he looked to impose himself on the bowlers. He made batting look ridiculously easy and we will not see his like again. Only Turner stands as an alternative claimant to the title of "NZ's Best Batsman of All Time"