September 28, 2021
(Reuters) – England captain Joe Root welcomed Moeen Ali as a role model and he lost a lot to the test side after the all-rounder announced his decision to finish the longest format of the game on Monday. Said that it would bring.
Moeen, who made his test debut in 2014, averaged 28.29 2,914 runs in 64 tests and won 195 wickets with persistent off-spins, but has hardly played test cricket since the 2019 Ashes series against Australia. It was.
The 34-year-old player suspended the test in 2019 after losing his central contract and before returning the fold in May 2020.
In February, England coach Chris Silverwood left India in the middle of a test series after Root said he chose to return when he was actually given a vacation as part of his rotation policy. I apologize for the confusion over.
Moeen was recalled to the test side in August in his second home summer series match against India and played two more matches with tourists.
“I have a lot of things to look back on when I finish the captain. I regret having done something a little different and I was able to look back,” Root told reporters.
“One of the things I say is that he was great when Mo played. Looking at the amount of games he influenced, the special he spent in the cricket field in a test match format. The amount of moments was extraordinary. “
Root added that Moeen, who will specialize in white ball cricket, is not well-regarded outside the dressing room and will be a “big loss” for the testers.
“He has a great personality in and around the dressing room, and a great brain for young players to learn and feed,” said Root.
(Report by Shrivathsa Sridhar of Bengalur, edited by Peter Rutherford)
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