Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar creates world record in international cricket. Pakistan’s Aleem Dar has become the first umpire in cricketing history to supervise 350 international matches.
He achieved this feat during the third T20 international between Pakistan and West Indies in Karachi.
In a video message, the three-time ICC umpire of the year winner said, “I thank Allah for completing 350 international games, which is a world record.”
“I’m thankful to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), ICC & this country because whatever I am today is because of Pakistan. I gained respect due to Pakistan”, he said in a video message.
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“Pakistan has given me the Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz. I am thankful to the people of this beautiful nation who have always prayed for me. I request them to continue praying for me so I can make Pakistan proud again”, he added.
Dar, whose career spans 18 years, joins Rudi Koertzen of South Africa (331), Steve Bucknor of West Indies (309) and New Zealand’s Billy Bowden (308) in crossing the 300 mark in international matches.