Shane Warne hits out at umpire Aleem Dar

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Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 17:35 [IST]
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Nottingham, July 13: Former Australia legspinner Shane Warne has hit out at Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar for failing to give Stuart Broad out when the batsman had edged the ball to slips during the third day of the first Ashes Test between England and Australia on Friday (July 12).


Warne used the micro-blogging site Twitter to express his displeasure against the Pakistani.

Warne hits out at umpire Aleem Dar

On the third day of the first Test here, Broad, on 37, had clearly edged an Ashton Agar delivery to slip where captain Michael Clarke took the catch. But despite appeals from Australian fielders, Dar did not give Broad out. Broad ended the day on 47 not out with England stretching their lead to 261.

Australia had used up both their DRS challenges and could not use the technology.

Warne said Dar always got the "crucial decisions" wrong and added that he was "not a great umpire."

He wrote a series a tweets about Dar.

"Just to clarify my Aleem Dar comments, he always gets the crucial decisions wrong & always has, that's why he's not a great umpire !," Warne wrote.

"We all make mistakes & it's a very tough job being an umpire, but when Dar continually makes crucial mistakes why does he keep getting a gig"

"By the way, you can't blame Broad for not walking, hats off I say if you nick it to 1st slip stand your ground & get given not out !"

"It's the umpires job to give you out The 05 ashes series was special as the sportsmanship & camaraderie from both sides was amazing"

Another former Australian cricketer, Dean Jones, however said it happens that umpire fails to spot the nick.

"I have seen the footage of Broad' s appeal.. But it happens. He will umpire the next Test and that's wrong!"


Story first published:  Saturday, July 13, 2013, 13:13 [IST]
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