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Aleem Dar - Mr 100%


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A total of 57 reviews were taken against Dar in the World Cup and amazingly none of his decisions were proved wrong by the technology. -Photo by Reuters

Although Pakistan failed to play in the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the country’s internationally famed umpire, Aleem Dar, played a crucial role in the match, thus maintaining a 100% record in the tournament.

Dar, who has won ICC Umpire of the Year award two years running, was immaculate throughout the showpiece event and none of his decisions were proved wrong by the Decision Review System (DRS). Dar’s pin-point judgment earned him the respect of the players who sometimes preferred not to challenge his decisions.

A total of 57 reviews were taken against Dar in the World Cup and amazingly none of his decisions were proved wrong by the technology.

Dar was accorded a warm welcome upon his return to Pakistan from India and was received by a large gathering of supporters and several Pakistan Cricket Board officials.

When asked to comment on Pakistan semi-final exit, Dar was of the view that poor planning and a defensive approach had handed the crucial game to India. -PPI

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Srinivas Apr 04, 2011 07:07pm
Dar deserved to be mentioned as the best empire at the final ceremony. Pakistanis should be proud of you!!
Amit Apr 04, 2011 07:39pm
Congratulation to Aleem Dar and Pakistan for this great achievement... Being an Indian, I also feel that Pakistan could have won the tournament... if they had a better planning against India... It seams that the Pakistani players didn't realize... how close they were!
Haris Ansari Apr 04, 2011 08:31pm
Although he is arguably the best umpire in the world, the figure (of 57 reviews) is incorrect. Till the 7th of March, he stood in 3 matches, had 5 decisions challenged, which were all upheld. There is no way that figure could jump to 57 till April 2.
suneal Apr 05, 2011 01:46am
He is in the calibre of Dicky Bird and Sheppard and better than his Australian counterpart Taufel by an inch or two. For SURE
muzaffar farkhanda s Apr 05, 2011 05:01am
hats off to mr.aleem dar. atleast there is some field where Pakistan is at no. one and that is you and because of you we feel so proud. i wish you and pray for a most successful, satisfying and dignified career in times to come.with people likee the hopes are stil alive. Allah be with youalways and for ever.
Javed Gilani Apr 05, 2011 05:32am
Now,thats something to be proud of.Great job!!.
Rajan Rivonkar(Banga Apr 05, 2011 07:55am
I totally agree with the article, Aleem Dar is Mr.Perfect and he is so calm and composed and it is a treat to watch his umpiring.
Sushant Kumar, Sydne Apr 05, 2011 10:47am
He is indeed a great umpire who has handled pressure immaculately. I will be keen to watch his hat trick. Sushant Kumar, Sydney
sandip,Bangalore Apr 05, 2011 11:26am
indeed one of the best and serious
Vikas Apr 05, 2011 01:01pm
Mr Dar, was certainly the best umpire of the tournament. It was a pleasure and reassuring to see Mr Dar and Mr Taufel officiate in the final. The figure of 57 referrals seems wrong. As per Statsguru on Cricinfo Mr Aleem Dar has officiated in 8 ODI's this year (starting 1st Jan 2011 - till date). At 4 referrals (considering all were unsuccessful) per match there is no way he could have reached that number. Whatever the number be he was good and that is what matters.
Sarah Farrukh Apr 05, 2011 01:23pm
We're Proud of Him......
Pratham Apr 05, 2011 01:56pm
One of the great umpire in the international cricket.
usman chaudhry Apr 05, 2011 02:39pm
Hats off!! for Mr Aleem Dar. Also not sure if 57 challanges were taken against him but as many number of decisions there were all went his way. Superb! brilliant stuff as it requires a lot of concentration and focus on the pitch and in the middle of the drama around.
Khalid - Riyadh Apr 05, 2011 04:56pm
Umpires with least % of decisions overturned Umpire Reviews Appeal rejected Percentage Aleem Dar 14 14 100.00 Billy Bowden 6 6 100.00 Marius Erasmus 11 10 90.90 Billy Doctrove 9 8 88.89 Shavir Tarapore 9 8 88.8 Check out
neetu Apr 05, 2011 05:28pm
cricket world will definetely miss u mr Dar !!
prabhas,patna(india) Apr 05, 2011 08:12pm
a cool and calm umpire with grt deal of accuracy..he's one of my fav..
harsh Apr 07, 2011 05:22am
i wish him good luck for future .
muhammad saqib Apr 07, 2011 11:58am
we are proud of you mr 100%