If Ganguly can, so can I, Crowe announces his return

Wellington: Inspired by former India captain Sourav Ganguly and Australian spin legend Shane Warne, the 48-year-old Martin Crowe on Thursday announced his return to first-class cricket in a bid to score the 320 runs he needs to touch a tally of 20,000.

"Hey! If Ganguly can do it, anyone can do it! Shane Warne has been amazing and as a spin bowler he can probably bowl like that for a long time to come. Gilchrist has kept himself fit. It`s human nature to feel that you are top of things," Crowe, a former New Zealand captain, said.

"Every now and then you find yourself drifting along. I needed to do something to stay at the top of things," Crowe told ESPNcricinfo.

"It`s a little bit of fun but it`s based on the need to get off my butt.