Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar on Thursday equalled Steve Bucknor’s world record of officiating in 128 Test matches during the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord’s.
“It’s a great honour to equal the number of Test matches of my role model, umpire Steve Bucknor,” 51-year-old Dar was quoted as saying in an ICC tweet.
Dar made his Test debut in a match between Bangladesh and England in Dhaka in October 2003 and officiated in 376 matches across three formats.
Apart from Aleem and Steve, South Africa’s Rudi Koertzen is the only field umpire to have achieved the three figure mark in Test cricket. He stood in 108 Test matches and retired in the year 2010.
(With inputs from PTI)