Umpire Aleem Dar offers free food for labourers at his Lahore restaurant amid Coronavirus lockdown

Umpire Aleem Dar offers free food for labourers at his Lahore restaurant amid Coronavirus lockdown

Aleem Dar believes that if everyone tries to contribute something from their behave, then we can overcome this global threat.

Aleem Dar
Umpire Aleem Dar. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the whole world has come to a standstill. Several personalities from across the world have offered to help the needy and the poor. In fact, many cricketers who have been involved in charities and NGOs have also come up and tried to contribute in these desperate times. Not only just cricketers involved with NGOs but other cricketers and other famous personalities have tried to contribute large sums of money and food for the poor people in their country.

Over the years, Aleem Dar has become one of the most respected umpires in the international cricket arena. Hailing from Pakistan, he has been top umpire as his decisions have been spot on and also being respected throughout the globe. His skills of umpiring are brilliant but he is a good human being as well.

He proved this when he announced that he would be providing free food to the jobless labours of his restaurant during the massive lockdown situation. His restaurant is located in Lahore, a city which in the middle of the crisis due to the lockdown forced by the global pandemic of COVID-19.

‘We can defeat coronavirus  through combine efforts’: Aleem Dar

“Really it is a very challenging time especially for the poor people of our society. We are distributing free food for jobless and deserving people in this hour of need outside our restaurant between 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm”, said Aleem Dar as quoted by bolnews.com. The efforts which he is making is not only for the labours in his restaurant but also for the poor people living in Lahore.

Aleem Dar believes that if everyone tries to contribute something from their behave, then we can overcome this global threat. He said, “The present crisis expects from all of us to come forward and contribute as much as we can. We can defeat coronavirus and persisting crisis through combine efforts.”

Dar, 51, is the most successful umpire in the history of Pakistan cricket. He is also a member of the ICC elite panel of Umpires. He has been involved in the game since a very long time as his career as an umpire started back in 2000. Since then, he has officiated in 132 test matches, 208 ODIs and 46 T20Is. Among all the umpires in the ICC Elite Panel, he holds the most experience with 386 international matches under his belt.