The iconic cricket umpire David Shepherd (68) died on Teusday. He had been suffering with cancer for some time. He is known for his cheerful temperament and judicious decisions.
Shepherd did the umpiring for 92 test matches and 172 One Day matches. He was the referee for three World Cup finals 1996, 1999 and 2003). He has a peculiar sentiment. While umpiring, whenever the score reaches the number of 111, known as Nelson’s, he would stand on just one leg much to the amusement of the players and spectators.
The ICC has condoled the death of David Shepherd saying he was one of the finest umpires in the game of cricket.