With the England all-rounder Moeen Ali’s international cricket career coming to a halt he promises to give everything possible in the time he is left with. Moeen Ali also feels that he no longer needs to be an important person in any of the three formats of cricket.
“I know I haven’t got that long left in international cricket. But I’ll try my best to do as much as I can to get to the level I want to get. I’ve had enough of a break from Test cricket, ” Moeen Ali told ESPNCricinfo in an interview from Cape Town. Moeen Ali feels that he is no longer hungrier to perform, but is trying to do his best.
“I think I was hungrier when I was younger. I think everyone is hungrier when they are trying to play Test cricket. I guess a year-and-a-half ago I definitely lost a lot of that hunger. But over the last six months, I feel like it is coming back and I want to play Test cricket and play as much as I can,” he added in the interview. Moeen Ali hasn’t performed well in the past few years, which has been mentally frustrating for him.
“It’s been frustrating for me mentally. There have been glimpses but I know deep down I haven’t done well over a period of time. It’s my job now to go out and perform. I need to get into a good mental space, which I have been working on for the last four or five months,” he further said.
Moeen Ali while stating about England’s tour to Pakistan which will commence from October 2021 has termed it ‘massive’.
“Having been there not so long ago, it was an amazing experience to play the PSL there. We can’t wait to go there in the future. It’s a massive moment for cricket going forward,” Moeen Ali added further. Moeen Ali has played 60 Tests and all total 106 ODIs for England but has failed to prove his capability.