The Ashes series has finally come to an end but Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar has come under the wrath of both Australia and England. The fifth and last Test of the series was ended because of bad light at a time when England needed 21 runs in 4 overs.

[caption id="attachment_2257" align="alignright" width="264"]Michael Clarke: “I remember Aleem touching me and I asked him politely to not touch me because if I touched him I'd be suspended for three matches.” Michael Clarke: “I remember Aleem touching me and I asked him politely to not touch me because if I touched him I'd be suspended for three matches.”[/caption]

Therefore, the English media came out with all guns blazing against umpires for ‘spoiling’ the match’s result. England and Wales Cricket Board’s chairman Giles Clarke demanded the International Cricket Council (ICC) to bend the light rules.

On the other hand, the Australian media was also fuming about Aleem Dar for stopping Aussies captain Michael Clarke with his hand. It happened when Clarke – seeing a clear defeat – urged the umpires to check light. When Dar took out light meter, Clarke tried to have a look by himself at the reading, which forced Dar to push Clarke a little bit. It was all to hurt the pride of the ‘prince’.

"I remember Aleem touching me and I asked him politely to not touch me because if I touched him I'd be suspended for three matches,” Clarke said.

"That's all I can remember, coincidentally.

It’s quite surprising that Clarke was pointing his finger at three-time best umpire Aleem Dar and Kumar Dharmasena, who won the David Shepherd Trophy the last year.
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