Moeen Ali has retired from Test cricket.© AFP
England all-rounder Moeen Ali has decided to retire from Test cricket, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a release on Monday. Moeen Ali, who is currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 with the Chennai Super Kings, said that while he enjoyed Test cricket, the intensity of it all “can be too much sometimes”. The 34-year-old said he now want to enjoy the game and play it for as long as he can. The all-rounder said that he was “happy and content” with what he had achieved in the longest format of the game.
“I’m 34 now and I want to play for as long as I can and I just want to enjoy my cricket,” Moeen Ali was quoted as saying in ECB’s media release.
“Test cricket is amazing, when you’re having a good day it’s better than any other format by far, it’s more rewarding and you feel like you’ve really earnt it.
“I will miss just walking out there with the lads, playing against best in the world with that feeling of nerves but also from a bowling point of view, knowing with my best ball I could get anyone out.”
“I’ve enjoyed Test Cricket but that intensity can be too much sometimes and I feel like I’ve done enough of it and I’m happy and content with how I’ve done,” he added.
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