Thu, 15 Sep 2022

Even After Umpiring In 200 International Matches, Veteran Had To Sell His Shoes And Clothes!!


Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf, 66, died on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest. Let us tell you that Rauf was a member of ICC’s Elite Umpire Panel from 2006 to 2013. In the year 2013, he was accused of spot-fixing in the IPL. After this allegation, he had to leave the tournament in the middle of the season and go back to Pakistan.

His problems didn't end here, though. Additionally, he was disqualified from the 2013 Champions Trophy. Additionally, he was removed from the International Umpires Panel of the ICC. The Pakistani umpire ultimately made the decision to stop officiating this year in all capacities.

Rauf, who officiated 231 games, spent his final minutes as an umpire at a shoe-clothing store in Lahore's Landa Bazar neighbourhood. His primary source of income following his retirement from umpiring was this. A photo of him at this shop recently also went viral.

Let us remind you that Asad Rauf played first class cricket for Pakistan before to becoming an umpire. Between 1977 and 1991, he participated in 71 first-class games during his cricket career. His bat generated 3423 runs at an average of 28.76 over this time. In first-class cricket, Rauf has three centuries and 22 fifties to his credit..