Pakistan’s Aleem Dar a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, while umpiring in Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI set another record of umpiring in most One Day Internationals.
The 52-year-old Aleem Dar in his career of 20 years has Stood in 210th ODIs, and overtaken the record of 209 ODIs held by retired South african umpire Rudi Koertzen.
Aleem Dar already has the record of umpiring in most Test matches. It was on 12th December 2019, Aleem Dar stood in his 129th Test match as on-field umpire and passed Steve Bucknor record.
Dar started his career in February 2000 by officiating an ODI match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Gujranwala. His Test umpire debut was in 2003 at Dhaka, while officiating in the England’s tour of Bangladesh.
According to ICC official website Dar stated “It is a matter of great honour for me to be on the top of the list of both Tests and ODIs for umpires. When I had started out in the profession, I had never imagined I would get this far….”
Sharing his experience Dar stated “Steve Bucknor was my idol and I have had the good fortune of watching some memorable matches and achievements like Brian Lara’s Test knock of 400 not out and South Africa’s epic chase of Australia’s score of 434 in an ODI in Johannesburg in 2006.”