Cricket News: Moeen Ali, England’s allrounder, stated on September 27 that he will no longer participate in the longest format of the game. The decision came as a surprise, but one couldn’t help but admire Moeen for what he’s done for England cricket. Ali has appeared in 64 Tests for England, scoring 2914 runs at a strike rate of 28.29. Aside from that, he took 195 wickets, including five 5-wicket hauls and a 10-wicket haul in a single match.
Ali’s contribution cannot be overstated, as he has several times won games for his side. He was a team player who always played selflessly, as evidenced by his batting positions. In his Test career, Ali batted at every position from 1 to 9. People who have seen him play will always remember him for his spectacular cover drives.
Twitter users reacted quickly to Moeen’s decision. Some were upset because they expected to see more of him in white, while others simply wished him the best of luck in the future. “Adieu, Moeen Ali. “Thank you for the memories,” one of the users wrote.
Here are some of the reactions:
Moeen Ali was and is really good at cricket. We all criticised him (some more than others) but we all also revelled in the beauty of his cover drives. Gower with, somehow, a bit more class. Effortless sixes and genuinely beautiful deliveries. Modern England great. pic.twitter.com/aQMhPQuFFJ
— TheRunOutBlog (@TheRunOutBlog1) September 26, 2021
Goodbye Moeen Ali. Thanks for the memories. pic.twitter.com/wkSqLoo5X6
— Simon Weaver (@mithril1005) September 26, 2021
Congratulations Moeen Ali on a great Test career. Always willing. Ever ubiquitous. Always undervalued, underrated, derided and disrespected.Yet finished 84 runs short of 3000 and 5 wickets shy of 200. 5 Test hundreds, a Test hattrick, and batted in every position from 1 to 9.
— mike selvey (@selvecricket) September 27, 2021
Thats the end of Moeen Ali in Test Cricket.
Best of luck legend.
— Saeed Cricky🏏 (@SaeedCricky) September 27, 2021
Moeen Ali deserves all the praise for his achievement in Test Cricket representing a nation that does not produce spin friendly wickets. You just can't hate this guy. Well played MO! #MoeenAli
— 𝓡𝓪𝓶𝓪𝓷𝓪𝓷 🔴 (@ramanan_rs) September 27, 2021
Congratulations Moeen Ali on a great Test Career. 64 matches. Just shy of 3000 runs. Just shy of 200 wickets. His numbers will never tell the full story of how important he was to English Cricket. Wishing him the very best and looking forward to seeing him in white ball cricket. pic.twitter.com/DWvhnI5tK2
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) September 27, 2021
— SilentlyFluent (@SilentlyFluent) September 27, 2021
Representation matters! The legacy of Mooen Ali goes far beyond his incredible achievement with the bat and bowl. It is about inspiring youngsters to take up the sport and showing the next generation inclusivity in Cricket! #MoeenAli #espncricinfo #Cricket https://t.co/c6mA3iCHc4
— Bidhu Das (@I_amBidhu) September 27, 2021
I thought I was done: Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali has retired from Test cricket, but he will continue to play in the white-ball format. Ali had his moments when representing England. He had five centuries, a hattrick, and batted anywhere the team management ordered him to. Many people were astonished, but Ali believes he was finished in the longest format.
“To be honest, I felt like I was done. “I was hoping to play the last Test because there were a couple of milestones I wanted to reach, but when that game was called off, I realised that was it,” Ali said of his decision. “You give it your all. I just couldn’t seem to get into the zone either bowling, batting, or playing in the field. And the more I tried, the more I realised I couldn’t do it. When I returned to the squad in the past, it took some time, but I was all in. But I just couldn’t do that series,” he admitted.
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