India vs. England: Moeen Ali, who took eight wickets in the second Test match in Chennai and scored 43 runs in 18 balls in the second innings, decided to return to the UK at rest of 10 days. This was Moeen Ali’s first match after Ashes 2019.
London: England captain Joe Root has apologized to Moeen Ali. Joe Root has asked Moeen Ali for his statement in which he said that the all-rounder has opted to return to England after the second Test match against India, when in fact it is English. The rotation of the team is part of the policy.
Moin Ali, who took eight wickets in the second Test match in Chennai and scored 43 runs in 18 balls in the second innings, decided to return to the UK on a 10-day rest. This was Moeen Ali’s first match after Ashes 2019. According to the ‘Mirror’ report, Root apologized to Moin at the team hotel for his statement of ‘choosing to return home’.
Some other newspapers in Britain have also published such reports. Root said after England’s 317-run defeat in the second match on Tuesday in Chennai, “Moeen Ali has opted to return home.” We made it clear in the beginning that if the players feel that they want to get out of the bio safe environment then they have an option. ‘
Like Moeen Ali, Jose Butler, who played in all formats, returned home after the first Test and will return to India for the limited overs series. Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer were recently rested in the Sri Lanka tour.
Former cricketers were severely criticized for not keeping Johnny Bairstow in the team for the first two Tests against India. He was also given rest after the tour of Sri Lanka. Bairstow is now in India for the last two Tests.