Imran Tahir is one of the Muslim cricketers who are fasting and are playing cricket this month © Getty Images

Cricketers took to social media on Monday to wish the world on the occasion of Ramadan Kareem. The holy month for the Muslims began on Monday and will end with Eid-ul-Fitr. Many cricketers, such as Suresh Raina from India, discarded Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal, England cricketer Moeen Ali, took to social media to congratulate on the occasion. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar, and it is that part of the year when Muslims observe a fast from sunrise to set for a period of one month. The fasting during this month is usually about refraining from food and water, and cricketers who are fasting maintain a lot of discipline during this time period.

South Africa’s Imran Tahir and England’s Moeen Ali are two cricketers who are currently busy playing international cricket during the month of Ramadan. While South Africa are involved in a Tri-Nation series with Australia and West Indies being the other two teams in the Caribbean, England are hosting Sri Lanka for three Tests, five ODIs as well as one-off T20.

“I don’t think it is difficult to balance professional sports with practising your faith. It is very easy if you follow the right path. I am thankful to Allah that he drove me closer to him,” Tahir told AFP, during the just-finished Indian Premier League (IPL). Following are the wishes from cricketers who too to social media.







“I try not to miss my prayers and the 30 fasts in Ramadan but even if I do miss them due to my cricket, I make up for them later on,” Tahir added.