Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passed away on Thursday after cardiac arrest. He breathed his last at the age of 66. Asad Rauf was returning from his shop when he felt discomfort in his chest. Asad was taken to the hospital but could not be revived. 

    

Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passes away after sudden cardiac arrest

WHAT?

Former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf passed away on Thursday after cardiac arrest. He breathed his last at the age of 66.

HOW?

Rauf's brother Tahir said that the veteran was returning home after closing his clothing shop at Landa Bazaar in Lahore when he felt some sort of discomfort in his chest.

The Punjab-born Rauf was taken to the hospital on an immediate basis, but he couldn't be revived.

WHO?

Rauf was one of the legendary umpires Pakistan ever produced, along with the likes of Aleem Dar. Back in 2006, Rauf was included in the ICC's Elite Panel of Umpires, after which he officiated in 47 Tests, 98 ODIs and 23 T20Is.

He served at the top for seven years before being dropped from the elite panel of umpires in 2013 following an annual review of performance.

Rauf started his umpiring journey in 1998 and made his international debut in an ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2000. Four years later, in 2004, Rauf was included in the International Panel of Umpires for the first time.