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    Koertzen's Legacy

    I see Rudi Koertzen's to retire after the Pakistan-Australia test at Headingly:

    Umpire Rudi Koertzen set to retire (cricinfo)

    What are people's views on his career?

    Clearly his error count's been rising, but they all make mistakes and Koertzen was generally fair. I seem to recall that 5-6 years back he was voted most liked by the players themselves - which says something about him.

    He'll be remembered chiefly for the "slow death", and, unfortunately, probably for the Sangakkara dismissal on 192 in Hobart.

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    He always looked like a different man when he took his hat off.

    I did rarely disagree or get frustrated with his decisions. Definitely one of my favourites from the ICC elite panel.

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    Couldn't stand him,he always seemed to make his biggest howlers in England games and mysteriously the decisions always seemed to go against us.He was a buffoon of the highest order.Good riddance.

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    good bye to bad rubbish hope he takes Ashocka and Doctrove with him.


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    Good luck to Rudi in life after cricket

    He suffered from his fair share of umpiring howlers (name an umpire who is immune from this), but he still did a largely respectable job in an era where the scrutiny of umpiring decisions has been at all time high due to technology.

    To be voted umpire of the year, and receive a number of other nominations suggest he was well regarded within cricketing circles and massive respect for Rudi for his professionalism in dealing with match fixing offers.

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    I remember him as pretty atrocious but now that I think of it his unspeakable direness is a fairly recent development.
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    For the last 4 or 5 years has been absolutely atrocious. Though, he has quite a lot of company in that regard.

    Also, the whole "slow death" thing was ****ing stupid. Just put your finger up already you pretentious prick!

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    I find it hard to forgive him for our 2005 tour of Australia when he appeared to make giving Lara and Chanderpaul out to howlers his modus operandi.

    He did seem to get on well with a number of players and that can only be good but he made way too many howlers against our key players for me to like the guy very much tbh.

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    Poor umpire, but not as bad as Doctrove.

    Flintoff knew how to get him onside, be his best mate...leading to bias decisions in his favour.

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    At least he didn't start as many fights with Inzi as Daryl Hair did.
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