Friday, 9 December 2011

Umpire Aleem Dar fires in a couple of bouncers at Dave Warner in the nets

Aleem Dar joined the Australians in the nets yesterdayTEST umpire Aleem Dar spends most of his time giving batsmen out but yesterday he decided to have a crack at getting one or two out. The popular Pakistani showed he has a fiery side too, coming off his long run to fire in a series of bouncers at Australian opener Dave Warner.
Formerly a first-class leg spinner, the umpire decided to let go a few medium pacers at the end of yesterday's optional net session.
Michael Clarke was not too impressed with Dar's length, advising him that he was bowling too short and an amused Warner announced the official fancied himself a chance outside off when bowling to left-handers.
"Don't give him the pleasure," Clarke jested.
Dar's first-class career consisted of 17 matches over 12 years and was rather modest. He gave up playing cricket in 1998 and took up umpiring in 2000.
He does, however, keep his hand in and made an appearance in the B3 division of Brisbane's Warehouse Association on the Saturday before the Brisbane Test.
Dar had appeared for the Macgregor side on an earlier visit, scoring an 80 and a 50.
However, he did not do so well this time.
The umpire had apparently cruised to 16 when there was an appeal for caught down the leg side. Those on the scene swear there was no nick but the official was undone by one of his own kind and given out.
Dar accepted the decision with good grace. His friend, fellow Pakistani Asad Rauf, was an amused spectator.

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