Moeen Ali: 13 lesser known facts about the crafty English all rounder
Moeen Ali is currently one of the most popular player of England side across the formats.
10. Maiden Test century and heartbreaking partnership with James Anderson: In his second Test, Moeen played an excellent knock of 108 runs in the second innings to save the match for England. He was the only man from the side who was able to bat freely and remained unbeaten till the end and along with James Anderson, who got out in the last over of the match. Eventually, Anderson s wicket cost England that Test and series as they lost it by 100 runs. Both Anderson and Moeen added only 21 runs but they stand together for 20.1 overs.
11. Memorable Test series against India: In his second series for England played against India, Moeen rose as the main spinner for his team. Throughout the series, he troubled Indian batsmen the most taking 19 wickets at an impressive average of 23. He was the second highest wickettaker in the series, while also contributing with the bat. Scoring 124 runs, which included two half-centuries in the five match series.
12. When Barmy Army chanted for Moeen: During the second Test between South Africa and England, there was an amusing scene in the stands as Barmy Army suddenly started chanting in support for Moeen. Barmy Army is known to be one of the most avid fan groups of England cricket team. It all started when South African spectators started chanting for their captain Hashim Amla by chanting Hashim Hashim , in response Barmy Army started chanting Moeen Moeen as if it was Hashim vs Moeen.
13. Philanthropist: Being a philanthropist is another special side to Moeen. He is an ambassador of a programme named StreetChance, which provides free weekly coaching sessions of cricket in the deprived areas in U.K. In 2015, Moeen joined an international NGO named Orphans in Need as a global ambassador and also carried the charity s logo on his bat.
(Abhishek Kumar is an aspiring cricket statistician and reporter with CricketCountry. He can be followed at @abhik2593.)
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