The veteran all-rounder from England Moeen Ali feels he will probably play international cricket for another two-three years only. He wants to make the most of the opportunity representing his country in all the three formats of the game.
Moeen has not featured in the longest format of the game since he was dropped from the second Ashes Test last year. He was a part of the ICC World Cup 2019 squad that won the title; however, the management dropped him midway. Moeen Ali has hinted that he can call time on his international in the next two-three years and wants to make the most of the opportunity.
Meanwhile, the current lockdown due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has halted all the cricketing actions. Moeen wants to don the England jersey and give his all in all the formats till the time he is fit to play international cricket.
“Since the whole pandemic thing I want to play as much as I can,” Moeen said during a Doosra podcast. “Cricket at the highest level will probably finish for me in two or three years. “I want to make the most of it and play as much as I can. I only did it (stepping away from international cricket) for a bit of a break, and I’ve had that now,” he added.
Moeen Ali along with the entire England side had an outstanding 2019 where they won their first-ever ICC World Cup. The side led by Eoin Morgan and coached by Trevor Bayliss worked tirelessly for the last four and it culminated in something big. Moeen shared the feeling of being in the dressing room and stated that it was an exciting experience.
“I think the whole emotion of four years build up to it and so much went into it… so much pressure for us to win it at home. “It took us a couple of seconds to think we have won the game (final). I wasn’t playing the game but it didn’t feel like I wasn’t playing.
“I can’t describe the feeling but just to see all the guys celebrating and to be part of that journey was simply unbelievable,” Moeen signed off.