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  • Story behind Rudi’s ‘slow finger of death’

    Although he will still be seen in two more Test matches in England next month, the curtains have come down on Rudi Koertzen's era. The 61-year old speaks to the Indian Express about his memorable moments, his signature dismissal trait and his future plans.

    Having officiated in 209 ODIs and 106 Tests, South African umpire Rudi Koertzen decided to call it a day after the tri-series final between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka on Wednesday.


    Although he will still be seen in two more Test matches in England next month, the curtains have come down on Koertzen's era.  The 61-year old speaks to the Indian Express about his memorable moments, his signature dismissal trait and his future plans. Excerpts.


    How would you look back on your 18-year career?


    I'm happy at the moment that a long and successful career has come to an end. But I know that when I wake up tomorrow morning, I will be a sad man. I almost know nothing else outside cricket. When I used to go home after cricket matches, I used to switch

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  • ‘I got to learn a lot under Whatmore’

    But for Vijay Dahiya, Kolkata's assistant coach, its been a learning curve like never before. While speaking to Sportline, Dahiya speaks about the highs and lows during his debut IPL season.

    For the Kolkata Knight Riders, the third edition of the Indian Premier League ended in disappointment as they were unable to qualify for the semifinals yet again.


    But for Vijay Dahiya, Kolkata's assistant coach, its been a learning curve like never before. While speaking to Sportline, Dahiya speaks about the highs and lows during his debut IPL season. Excerpts:


    Was the experience of being in the Kolkata team-management an enriching one?


    It's been fantastic. I got to learn a lot under the likes of Dav Whatmore, Wasim Akram and Sourav Ganguly. A World Cup winning coach, Whatmore was such a brilliant person to work with. He brought in a lot of experience to the table. Akram was in the role of a bowling consultant and to watch one of the highest wicket-takers of all time in action was a thrill.

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