KARACHI - Former Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has hit out at the ex-Australia spin king Shane Warne for criticising Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar for his bad decision during the recently-concluded second Test between India and England in Mumbai.

"The way I look at it Warne has targeted Aleem Dar just to gain cheap publicity. That is all," Inzamam told in an interview. "He (Warne) tried to pander to Indians," he added. The Former Australian cricketer turned commentator had lashed out Dar due to umpiring errors and poor decisions taken by him during the ongoing Test series between India and England. “Players get dropped if they have poor form; Aleem Dar has had 2 shockers in India and always has been a bad decision maker! Poor umpire...," tweeted Warne, who is in India nowadays for commentary in the India-England series.

Inzamam called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take action against the legendary spinner. "I have never seen a better umpire than Aleem Dar in my entire cricket career," Inzamam insisted. He was also not happy with the Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's remarks about the umpiring in the second Test at Mumbai, which was convincingly won by England by 10 wickets. "I think it would be best for Dhoni to try to convince his board to use the Umpires Decision Review System (UDRS) instead of criticising the umpires," said the ex-skipper.

Inzamam also urged the ICC to ensure the uniform implementation of the DRS in all forms of international cricket.

"It is time the ICC gets its member nations on the same wavelength as far as the DRS are concerned as it had proven beneficial for the game and teams." Inzamam, who played 120 Tests, noted that any new rules and regulations from which cricket benefited needed to be implemented by all boards without any discrepancies.