Just like the nation itself, Pakistani cricket also seems to be going through a rough patch. In fact, our cricket has been in decline ever since we won the champions trophy in 2017. Which was a miracle, judging by what is going on right now. From being renowned throughout the world as being a tough team to beat, to getting to a point of being rated just average, Pakistani cricket certainly needs a major do-over.
Finally some good news:
The recent run of disappointing performances has left the fans in a state of dilemma regarding the future. However, a news has come along that might rejuvenate our hopes and reinstate our status as one of the heavyweights of the game.
Aleem Dar the famous Pakistani umpire who already has many accolades to his name. He is all set to break Steve Bucknor’s record of the most tests as an umpire in the first match of the series between Australia and New Zealand. The game will start on Tuesday in Perth.
Aleem Dar’s incredible rise to the top:
Aleem Dar, the 51-year-old ICC umpire is indeed one of our greatest contributions to the game of cricket. Known to have the eye of the eagle, Aleem Dar has literally won every award there is for an umpire. He has won 3 consecutive ICC Umpire of the year awards. He is one of the very umpires who have officiated in over 150 ODI’s. In 2010, he also received the presidential award for the pride of performance.
Aleem Dar has remained an elite umpire in the ICC panel for over 15 years now. His consistent performances and an eye to making the correct decision have made him one of the best umpires’s ever to grace the field of cricket. Aleem who started out back in 2003, in Dhaka, will stand in his 129th test match on Thursday. Upon achieving this incredible milestone he said:
“This is one milestone I had never thought of when I began my umpiring career,”
Although Pakistani cricket is in turmoil and only recently international has come back to the country. There is no denying the fact that the nation has always contributed to the game of cricket. In one way or the other, there are many Pakistani’s who have left their mark in the history books of cricket.
From introducing the world to reverse swing and T20 cricket to literally providing it with legendary players. There is no doubt that Pakistan is the home of cricket.