Former South African umpire Rudi Koertzen died in a car crash on Tuesday, August 09, 2022. The accident is reported to have occurred in an area called Riversdale. Koertzen was coming home from a golf weekend. The umpire was known for his slow finger raise, which got slower as it rose to announce the batter's doom.
RIP Rudi Koertzen, the slow finger of doom. Some of the best umpiring aesthetics I’ve seen pic.twitter.com/XAqTSfDqS0— Tom Carpenter (@Carpo34) August 9, 2022
"He went on a golf tournament with some of his friends, and they were expected to come back on Monday, but it seems they decided to play another round of golf", Rudi Koertzen Jr, the