Srinagar: A bizarre incident was witnessed during ongoing 2nd ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand as senior umpire Aleem Dar was hit by a throw on his ankle, drawing angry reaction from the Umpire.
While umpire reacted angrily throwing away the sweater he held and was seen limping, Babar Azam and a few other players saw the funny side of it, pacer Naseem Shah rushed towards Dar to rub his leg.
The incident happened in the 36th over after Glenn Phillips flicked a Haris Rauf delivery towards deep square leg and ran for a single. Mohammad Wasim Jr collected the ball and threw it at the non-striker’s end where Dar was stationed.
Instead of having his eyes on the ball, the umpire was more concerned about the batters running on the pitch. The ball came straight towards Dar and hit him on the right leg.
The impact was a bit harsh as Dar flung the sweater he had held and limped away nodding his head in pain. While Naseem came rushing towards him to rub his leg, the umpire was still busy signaling Phillips not to run on the pitch. In reply, the Kiwi batter gestured an apology.