Paying tribute to great Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, Pakistani umpire Aleem dar has said that the little master is a great inspiration for the youth.
After playing for around 24 years, Tendulkar announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket on Thursday.
“Umpires usually don’t have any favourite cricketer because they make decision impartially but out of the ground he is one my favourite batsmen,” Dar told BBC Urdu in an interview.
He had won three consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards 2009, 2010 and 2011, after being nominated twice in 2005 and 2006.
Dar, who is a member of the ICC Elite umpire panel, said he had always found Tendulkar humble and never felt that he owns several world records, adding that he believed that some of his records won’t be broken ever.
Tendulkar is a second cricekter in the cricket history after Pakistan’s Javed Miandad who has played six International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cups.