England Call-rounder Moeen Ali has announced his retirement from test cricket. The Worcestershire all-rounder is the vice-captain of the England Cricket team in limited overs internationals but has confirmed with Brendon McCullum, the head coach of England about his choice. He served well in tests as he played 64 matches scoring 2918 runs with an average of 28.8 and the highest being 155 not out. Also, he picked up 195 wickets with the best figures being 6 for 53, and maintained an economy of 3.61.
Moeen Ali in this regard
Moeen Ali said in this regard that test cricket is hard work and he admitted that he is enthusiastic about the way that the test side is headed under New Zealand retired cricketer Brendon McCullum along with the captain of the English team Ben Stokes. He said that he is 35, and he has something to give.
It certainly wouldn’t be fair to change his mind and then struggle to give it his all because he wants to enjoy his cricket. It is time to close the door on that side of his career. Moeen Ali also added that it has been an absolute privilege to play 64 matches for the England team and it was like a dream come true moment.
About the Pakistan tour
Regarding the Pakistan tour which they have ahead, he stated that he won’t make the trip. It is not something that he is keen to do anymore. He stated that he has an honest chat with Baz (McCullum) and he can’t see himself being stuck at the hotels for another match and playing to the best of his ability. Baz phoned him, and he said that he is sorry and he is done. He understands and he knows what he feels, Ali added.