Umpire Rudy Koertzen dies: Tributes pour in for Rudy Koertzen after the well-respected international umpire died in a car accident in South Africa…
Umpire Rudy Koertzen dies: Tributes poured in for Rudy Koertzen after the well-respected international umpire died in a car crash in South Africa on Tuesday. One of only three umpires in the world to have officiated more than 100 Test matches, the South African was a universally respected figure in cricketing circles. Follow cricket news and live updates with InsideSport.IN
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Umpire Rudy Koertzen death: Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Anil Kumble mourn Rudy Koertzen’s death, tributes from global cricket fraternity
Rudy Koertzen has officiated 331 international matches, the second most of any umpire.
Farewell to one of the earliest members of the ICC elite panel of umpires. pic.twitter.com/QN5JJBcv1F
— ICC (@ICC) August 9, 2022
Koertzen was much loved in his native South Africa, with ICC Hall of Fame member Jacques Kallis and star batsman Herschelle Gibbs leading the tributes.
Such sad news to hear of the death of umpire Rudy Koertzen. A gentleman of sports 🏏 RIP Om Rudy.
— Jacques Callis (@jacqueskallis75) August 9, 2022
I heard the sad news of the passing of Rudy Koertzen. Great umpire and great character. Rest in peace Om Spike
— Hershel Gibbs (@hershybru) August 9, 2022
Kallis was not the only member of the ICC Hall of Fame to take to social media to express his grief, with other former players already in the Hall of Fame also sharing their sentiments.
Two moments in my career I am often asked about. Quick ton against England in Perth and walk in WCup semi vs SL. Rudy Koertzen was the umpire on both occasions. Iconic figure of the game. A great umpire and a great friend. Rip mate. 😢💔
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) August 10, 2022
Rudy Koertzen was a highly skilled umpire who loved his job and the game of cricket. He was a wonderful gentleman on and off the field. Really saddened to hear of his demise. Condolences to his family and friends #OneOfTheGreatEmpires #cricket family
— Ian Botham (@Biffy Botham) August 9, 2022
Saddened by the tragic loss of Rudy Koertzen. What a wonderful friend and umpire. Honest, simple and love the game. Barre shared many beers with him talking cricket. Rip my friend.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@kumarsanga2) August 9, 2022
I first met Rudy in 1992 and we became good friends over the years. He was a warm-hearted person who always greeted the players with a big smile. He commanded respect from one and all.
My sincere condolences to his loved ones. He will be greatly missed. 🙏🏻
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 9, 2022
Sad to hear the unfortunate news. Thoughts and prayers are with Rudy Koertzen family and friends. Rudy was a great umpire and a wonderful man. You will miss the entire cricketing alliance.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 9, 2022
— Waqyounis (@waqyounis99) August 9, 2022
Sad to learn of the sudden death of umpire Rudy Koertzen, the articulate and knowledgeable umpire with whom he shared some great moments on and off the field. My deepest condolences to the family. RIP
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 9, 2022
But in a sign of how respected Koertzen was around the world, the respect didn’t stop there.
Sad news of the sudden death of Rudy Koertzen. He was a gifted individual and one of the best umpires in the game, known for his sharp decision-making abilities.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 9, 2022
Really sad to hear of the passing of former umpire Rudy Koertzen. He was one of the sharpest and best umpires we have ever seen. My deepest condolences to his family. RIP Rudy. pic.twitter.com/vxfZ3z4BcH
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 9, 2022
Vale Rudy Koertzen! Om Shanti Condolences to his family.
He had a great relationship with him. Whenever I played a rash shot, he used to scold me, “play smart, I want to see your batting”.
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— Virender Sehwag (@virendrasehwag) August 9, 2022
Very sad to hear the news of Rudy’s death. Rudy was a great man with a great attitude and relationship with the players. He had respect for the game and the players and always displayed great humor with a smile on his face. My condolences to his friends and family on his tragic passing. pic.twitter.com/s1kHjGKqpx
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 9, 2022
We lost one of the best umpires of all time today, Mr. Rudy Quartzon. Condolences to near and dear ones you will be remembered.. pic.twitter.com/2Av8YTgahw
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) August 9, 2022
Umpire Rudy Koertzen dies: Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Anil Kumble mourn Rudy Koertzen’s death, tributes from global cricket fraternity
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