One of the world’s best cricket umpire of recent times, Aleem Dar again made Pakistan proud on world stage by setting another record of umpiring in his 350th match. He accomplished this amid the third T20 international between Pakistan and West Indies in Karachi.
The three-time International Cricket Council umpire of the year (2009, 2010 and 2011), expressed gratitude towards his nation for allowing him to achieve this turning point.
I’m thankful to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), ICC and this nation as whatever I am today is because of Pakistan. I achieved all this because of Pakistan, he said in a video message.
“Pakistan has given me the Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz. I am grateful to the general population of this amazing country who have always prayed for me. I urge them to keep praying for me from God so I can make Pakistan proud once more”, he concluded.
Dar, whose profession spans over 18 years, joins Rudi Koertzen of South Africa (331), Steve Bucknor of West Indies (309) and New Zealand’s Billy Bowden (308) in intersection the 300 stamp in worldwide matches.