London: England all-rounder Moeen Ali recently surprised world cricket by abruptly retiring from Test cricket. After retirement, Moeen Ali has made many big revelations. Moeen Ali has also made a shocking disclosure during this, in which he has said that he too could have become a good all-rounder like Ben Stokes, but a decision by Alastair Cook changed his career.
Moeen Ali made sensational allegations
Moeen Ali said during a conversation with ESPN Cricinfo, ‘I remember when we played the Lord’s Test against New Zealand in 2015 and Ben Stokes took 3 wickets for 38 runs along with playing innings of 92 and 101 runs there. I was batting at number 6 at that time and he was at number 8. I think I scored 60 runs in my last Test at No. 6 in Barbados.
such behavior in the team
Moeen Ali further said, ‘But after this Alastair Cook said, ‘Look, I know you are playing well, but we are going to change things because we think Stokes can do better than this.’ This was very disappointing for me. I will not say that I knew it was the right decision. Moeen Ali said, ‘Obviously Stokes turned out to be a wonderful player, but I sometimes feel, maybe, if I was given a little more chance there, I could have been a player like Stokes. I would have preferred to bat higher up the batting order. Had I been given more chances, I might have become much better.
Kohli’s biggest enemy suddenly retired
On the cricket field, Team India captain Virat Kohli’s biggest enemy Moeen Ali suddenly announced his retirement from Test cricket. Moeen Ali will now focus on ODI and T20 formats except Test cricket. Moeen Ali played his last Test match against India from 2 to 6 September 2021 at the Oval ground. 34-year-old off-spin all-rounder Moeen Ali wants to prolong his career, so he announced his retirement only after 64 Test matches. Moeen Ali is currently playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
This player has dismissed Kohli 10 times
Moeen Ali has a great record against Virat Kohli in international cricket. Moeen Ali has dismissed Team India captain Virat Kohli 10 times in international cricket. Moeen Ali has trapped Virat Kohli in his spin web on most of the occasions.
Spinners who dismissed Kohli most times in international cricket
10 – Moeen Ali
9 – Adil Rashid
8 – Graeme Swann
7 – Adam Zampa
7 – Nathan Lyon
Surprised by retirement
Moeen Ali was considered a big weapon of the England cricket team in the Ashes series against Australia starting in December this year, but he suddenly broke the heart of his English fans. In addition to scoring 2,914 runs in Test cricket for England, Moeen Ali has also taken 195 wickets. Moeen Ali had informed captain Joe Root, head coach Chris Silverwood and the selectors about his retirement decision only last week. 34-year-old Moin now wants to focus on limited overs cricket and that is why he has decided to retire from Test cricket.
Moeen Ali career
Moeen has been in and out of the Test team, playing his debut Test match against Sri Lanka at the historic Lord’s ground in 2014. Moeen has played 64 Test matches for England since 2014. During this, Moin has scored 2914 runs in 111 innings at an average of 28.29, including 5 centuries and 14 half-centuries. Apart from this, a total of 195 wickets have also been taken at an average of 36.66. Moin has taken four wickets 13 times and five times five times. England has to play the Ashes series in Australia after the T20 World Cup. Apart from 64 Tests, Moeen has also played 112 ODIs and 38 T20 Internationals.