Pak vs Eng: Twitterati reacts after Aleem Dar’s decisions

All three of Aleem Dar reversed decisions were off debutant Abrar Ahmed’s deliveries

By : thoughtfulnews.com

December 09, 2022

Aleem Dar trends on Twitter after three of his decisions were reversed. — Twitter
Aleem Dar trends on Twitter after three of his decisions were reversed. — Twitter

Aleem Dar started trending on Twitter after three of his decisions were reversed by the third umpire in the first session of the second Pak vs Eng Test.

Dar, known for his precise and accurate decisions. Came to light for three incorrect decisions; that too in the very first session of the Pak vs Eng Test.

Coincidentally, all three reversed decisions were off the debutant Muhammad Abrar’s deliveries.

A highly unusual moment occurred in the first session when Ben Duckett reviewed the LBW decision by Dar. He seemed to be in a standoff with his colleague upstairs when the third umpire Aleem Dar asked Dar to reverse his decision.

Abrar Ahmed caught Duckett in front of the stumps on the first delivery of the 19th over. Who was given out by the field umpire Dar. However, the batter reviewed the decision, and the third umpire made Aleem Dar reverse his decision.

Twitter users were shocked at the rare mistakes by the Pakistani umpire, who won the ICC Best Umpire of the Year award for three years in a row.

One user wrote, “Aleem Dar had to change his decision twice in one over. I’ve seen everything in life. #PAKvENG”

Aleem Dar: From First Class Cricketer to World Class Umpire

Aleem Dar began his international career with an ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Gujranwala on 16th February 2000. Before that he played first class cricket in the capacity of a right-handed batsman and leg-break bowler. He made his debut in February 1987, and played for teams such as Gujranwala Cricket Association, Pakistan Railways and Allied Bank.

In 2004, Aleem Dar became the first Pakistani to be selected for the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. Which is a board of high performing umpires who officiate in international ODIs and Test matches. Which was established in 2002. He is also the only Pakistani to be still on the panel.

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