Aleem Dar Waited for the Review Despite Heavy Rains During Sri Lanka vs England 2O18 5th ODI; Wins Hearts (Watch Video)
Sri Lanka vs England (Photo Credits: Twitter)

The fifth ODI between Sri Lanka and England finally proved a respite for the hosts as the home team won the game for the first time in the series. Like rest of the other matches, this match too witnessed a heavy downfall. But umpire Aleem Dar won the hearts of the netizens with his commitment. The Sri Lankan team posted a total of 367 runs for England at the R Premadasa Stadium. When the game was obstructed by the rains, England was on the score of 136 runs from 26 overs by losing eight wickets.

In the 27 overs, off-spinner Akila Dhananjaya got Liam Plunkett for an LBW and Aleem Dar raised the finger. But Plunkett opted for a review and suddenly there was a downpour. The players rushed into their respective dressing rooms, but Aleem Dar stood there waiting for the third umpire’s review. Dar waited in the rain for the DRS and won the hearts of the netizens. The DRS also stated that Plunkett was out and with this England had got 9 down for 132 runs. Check out the video.

The netizens posted a few tweets praising Aleem Dar for the his professionalism. “Aleem Dar has set a new trend by giving an accurate decision in a unique style!#AleemDar #cricket_lover,” read a tweet.

#AleemDar worlds best umpire for sure, It was raining harder in Colombo, England reviewed an LBW decision against him, Both teams + leg umpire left the field , he stood there, waited for third umpire’s decision, proved he was right in his decision, Signaled and left,” read a post.

Another tweet read, “It was raining harder in Colombo, England reviewed an LBW decision against him, Both teams + leg umpire left the field , he stood there, waited for third umpire’s decision, proved he was right in his decision, Signaled☝️ and left#AleemDar👌#Respect.”

The match resulted in a victory for the hosts via the Duckworth-Lewis method. Sri Lanka and England next play a one-off T20I on October 27 at the M Premadasa Stadium.