Umpires are the authorities who take decisions on the field. The umpires are tasked to check the legality of a delivery, dismissals, judge a boundary or six, a white or no-ball, in fact every aspects related to cricket. They are a crucial part of cricket match. While cricketing history has seen many umpires been criticised for their wrong decisions, there were a few who were loved by the fans for their conduct on the field.
5. Aleem Dar
Aleem Dar was a first-class cricketer before being a member of the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires. He has set the record for most Tests as an umpire. Aleem Dar is known for is error free decision making and hardly creates any chaos on the field with his fine, reliable judgement. As a result, Dar, from Pakistan, has clinched the best umpire for three years in a row. After he clinched the award in 2009, he broke Simon Taufel’s run of five successive awards. Dar has also been rewarded by the Pakistan government with the President’s award for Pride of Performance.