Ever wondered that whenever England win a series, Moeen Ali is missing from the celebrations? The reason for the same is that Moeen Ali is a devoted Muslim and his faith doesn’t allow him to promote alcohol consumption and the traditional English celebrations are incomplete without popping a bottle of champagne.
For the very same reason, Ali, who’ll be representing CSK in the 2021 IPL, requested the CSK management to remove the logo of SNJ 10000, an alcohol brand. The CSK management had no issues and gracefully accepted the request.
CSK invested a hefty amount in Moeen Ali and secured his services for a whopping INR 7 crore. This will be Ali’s fourth IPL stint and first in yellow Jersey. The all-rounder previously has represented Virat Kohli’s RCB, who released the Englishman ahead of the IPL auction.
Ali has played 19 IPL game till date and has amassed 309 runs at an average of 20.6 with a staggering strike rate of 158.46, including three half-centuries. He is also a very handy off-spinner and has accounted for 10 wickets at an economy of 7.13.
Earlier, post his selection, Ali revealed that he is excited to be part of the Chennai Super Kings and reckoned that playing under MS Dhoni will help him improve his game.
“I’ve spoken to players who have played under MS, and they tell me how he improves their game. I believe a great captain does that. I think it’s something on every player’s wish list to play under MS. I think it’s the confidence and the clarity he gives people. It’s exciting.” Ali said on the CSK website.
CSK will kick off their campaign against Delhi Capitals on April 10 at the Wankhede Stadium.