The prolific umpire, Pakistan’s Aleem Dar has no plans for retirement at the moment and he is all set to officiate in the upcoming World Cup, which will be fifth of his career.
Dar is eyeing the world record, he has to stand in three more Test matches to leave Steve Bucknor behind, while he needs nine more ODIs to create history.
“Thanks to GOD, I am completely fit, I have three [Test] matches and none One Day Internationals to make the world record,” he said.
The three-time umpire of the year award winner further said that he is doing this to bring glory in the country in the field of umpiring.
“I am going to the World Cup, it is my fifth one, which is a huge honour for me,” he added.
Aleem Dar made his umpiring debut in 2000, he officiated the 2003 World Cup and was inducted in the panel of ICC’s elite umpire soon after that. He won the umpire of the year award three consecutive times from 2009 to 2011.