Moeen Ali, England’s all-rounder, has indicated that the fifth Ashes Test against Australia will mark the end of his career in traditional format matches.
Moeen also indicated that he will not be coming to India with the England squad for the Test series slated between January and March 2024.
“I have no intention of going (to India).” It’s wonderful to end on a high note. Test cricket is the best form of the game. “I wish I could turn back the clock,” Moeen was reported as saying by the Guardian.
Moeen has scored 3,094 runs in 68 Tests for England, including five hundreds and 15 fifties. In Test cricket, the off-spinner has claimed 204 wickets.
Despite his stellar record, Moeen recognized that his Test career could have ended on a higher note.
“Although my Test career has been up and down, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” It was fantastic. Later in life, I would have regretted not accepting England’s recall.
“It was a little intimidating because I’d never done well against Australia.” “I had nothing to lose because it was a free hit,” he explained.
The 36-year-old, on the other hand, has no plans to retire from cricket and instead wants to focus on franchise cricket.
Moeen has performed admirably for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL while also making an impression in other leagues including as the PSL and the Hundred.
“White-ball (cricket) is fantastic.” I enjoy the leagues, but nothing beats playing against the best attack with a fresh ball in their hands. “It’s a challenge,” he admitted.
England gave Moeen a proper send-off as he led the team out of the Oval with Stuart Broad, who announced his retirement following the fifth Ashes Test.
Moeen thought it was really kind of Broad to let him walk alongside him.
“It demonstrates the kind of man he is.” I didn’t want to do it, but he insisted. He was always wonderful with me from the beginning. “I’ve always gotten along well with him, and I’m glad he finished the way he did,” he continued.