Pakistan Umpire Aleem Dar could not hold back his excitement after his on-field decision was vindicated by the third-umpire following a decision review by the Imad Wasim-led Karachi Kings.
The incident happened on what turned out to be the last ball of the match when Waqar Maqsood nailed in a yorker to Islamabad United batsman Asif Ali.
Karachi Kings went up in unison straightaway but Umpire Aleem Dar was confident that the ball had indeed hit the inside-edge of Ali’s bat before hitting his boot.
However, the Kings weren’t satisfied as they decided to take the matter upstairs. On replay, it was evidently clear that the ball had struck his bat before going on to hit his boot.
Aleem Dar was vindicated and while reinstating his decision following the unsuccessful review, he could not hold back his excitement and in the process, the veteran umpire came up with a hilarious gesture.
Meanwhile, defending champions Karachi Kings were condemned to their first defeat of the tournament as Islamabad United nailed their highest-ever run-chase in Pakistan Super League history.
Batting first, Karachi Kings racked up 3/196 in 20 overs thanks to a whirlwind 59-ball 105 by opener Sharjeel Khan.
Khan’s partner and Pakistan captain Babar Azam, however, played a disappointing knock on a placid surface as he managed 62 runs from 54 balls.
Chasing 197, Islamabad United got off to the worst possible start as Philip Salt and skipper Shadab Khan both failed to trouble the scorers.
However, a whirlwind 21-ball 46 by Alex Hales and brilliant contributions from Iftikhar Ahmed (49*), Hussain Talat (42) and Asif Ali (21*) ensured that the target was chased down in 19.1 overs.
Watch the video here:
Aleem Dar Thug Life Moment at the End when they lost the review 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/boldCdV4S7
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