Michael Francis Shepherdson , who passed away last night, was a rare gem as he skippered the Malaya teams of hockey and cricket in the 50s and 60s.
He could even squeeze in time to play as goalkeeper for Selangor's soccer team while playing hockey and cricket for the state.
He turned out for Malaya at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in hockey and was selected by journalists for the World XI team.
Mike also played hockey at the 1958 Tokyo Asian Games and 1962 Jakarta Asian Games
The double international was a true son of TNB, as he retired after 33 years of service to the power giants.
His demise has left the sporting fraternity a void as he was truly a gentleman.
His sporting achievements are well documented and should be an inspiration to the upcoming sportsmen to to lean on to in their quest for sporting excellence.