Aleem Dar becomes first umpire to officiate 400 international matches |

Aleem Dar becomes first umpire to officiate 400 internationals / Photo: File

Pakistan’s world-renowned cricket umpire Aleem Dar on Saturday became the first person to officiate in 400 international matches.

The 52-year-old achieved the feat in the third and final Twenty20 International between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

“I dedicate this achievement to my parents and family,” Dar said in a video message shared on his official Twitter account.

“I thank the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the media for their support,” he added.

The legendary umpire has officiated in 136 Tests, 211 ODIs and 53 T20I matches.

Dar, who is a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, has won multiple awards before including ICC’s Umpire of the Year award for three years consecutively from 2009 to 2011.

The ICC also congratulated the Pakistani umpire on reaching the milestone. 

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