SA vs IND will play its second test match starting on January 3, where Allahudien paleker had the opportunity to be a referee after 15 years in this match.
The Johannesburg test between India and South Africa will begin today. In this match, one person, Allahuddin Palekar, is going to debut.
However, he had to wait 15 years for this. Cricket South Africa also congratulated this person on their debut in a tweet.
SA vs IND match Allahudien paleker as referee
In this match, he will not go as a player, but as a referee in his first Test. Palekar took 15 years to get here.
This trip has been a great challenge for him. He turned 44 just 2 days ago.
He will be the 57th person to officiate at South African events.
At the same time, he will be the 497th person in test cricket history to do so.
According to Cricket South Africa, Palekar comes from a family of umpires. His father, Jamaluddin, is also a referee.
He also has an uncle, who is still a referee. While his 2 cousins are also working to become referees.
Allahudien paleker expresses his happiness
In the SA vs IND match, he had the opportunity as a referee and that is why he is expressing his happiness.
Palekar said that,
“I started refereeing 15 years ago. It has taken me a long time to get to this point. It requires hard work, patience, and strong family support. Because you stay away from home for a long time because of the arbitration. "
Allahudien paleker further said:
“I have not participated in any family function or marriage for years. Because I didn't have time due to arbitration. My wife Shakira made many sacrifices during this time. I must also thank you for the support and restraint you have shown during my trip. She is truly my strength and now with the pandemic things have become even more difficult. That's why I want to enjoy this moment to the fullest ”.
He expressed his gratitude to his father and said:
“My father was a great inspiration for me to reach the top and fulfill my dream that he could not achieve. He said that his father always wanted to be a top referee, but he couldn't get to that stage and that's why I'm doing my best ”.