Moeen Ali reveals the proudest moments in his cricketing career

Moeen Ali has recently shared that last year's IPL win with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is one of his proudest cricketing moments.

Moeen Ali played a valuable cameo to get CSK over the line. (Image: BCCI/IPL)
By Shurti Banerjee | Jan 21, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Veteran England all-rounder Moeen Ali has recently shared that last year’s IPL win with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is one of his proudest cricketing moments. The veteran, who played for the CSK for the first time, lauded CSK captain, MS Dhoni, for his composure and calmness.

Ali had a stunning IPL campaign in 2021, playing a key role in CSK’s fourth title victory. The experienced all-rounder scored 357 runs in 15 games, at a strike rate of 137.31. He played a great cameo in the final against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), amassing 37 off 20 deliveries.

While speaking to The Telegraph, he said that the IPL win alongside the Ashes and World Cup triumphs are some of the great moments in his career. he also praised Dhoni, rating him amongst the best captains he has played under as well.

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“It’s one of my proudest moments – obviously the Ashes and World Cup, but that was right up there. MS Dhoni and Morgs are by far the two best captains I’ve played under. As you can see on TV, they’re so calm and collected. MS is always thinking outside the box,” said Moeen Ali.

The veteran has also revealed that he has been enjoying the responsibility and faith shown on him by the CSK management.

“Chennai used me really well” – Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali stated: “Chennai used me really well, and I’m really grateful for that. I enjoy that kind of responsibility – it makes me feel quite important to the team. And then as you saw in the World Cup. Morgs did the same thing, and I really enjoyed it.”

However, he has retired from Test cricket in 2021 after playing 64 matches but he continued to play white-ball cricket. He is a crucial member of England’s limited-overs series and had a successful 2021 World T20 campaign too.

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“If I’m well and fit, I’d love to be involved in those – and then probably think about my career after that. Those are my next two targets for sure – the next World Cup, the next 50-over World Cup.””Then we’ll take it from there. There’s no personal targets in terms of runs and wickets. I just want to perform and win trophies – be part of good teams, make contributions, play my best,” Moeen Ali concluded.

Meanwhile, the schedule has been announced for the 2022 T20 World Cup England are placed with Australia, New Zealand and Afghanistan in the group. Notably, England had a dominant run last year before they lost to New Zealand in the semi-final as well.

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