Moeen Ali’s retirement form ODI hint: England all-rounder Moeen Ali is likely to bid farewell to the 50-over format after this year’s ODI World Cup in India. He himself informed this. After quitting the ODI format, Moeen Ali wants to focus more on the T20 format. He wants to give opportunity to young players in his place.
‘I’m 35 now, not 26’
Speaking to talksport.com, Moeen Ali said, “When you get older, the 50-over format becomes difficult for you. Fielding 50 overs is not easy and it makes perfect sense that I do. Now I am 35, not 26. I’m at the back and I’m more than happy – obviously I want to play – but if someone’s doing really well, they’re ready and doing better than me, they deserve to play.”
He dreamed of winning the World Cup
Moeen Ali further said, “I don’t score many goals. But I want to play the 2023 World Cup, hope to be a part of that World Cup and win this World Cup, then let’s see. I’m not saying I’m going to retire or I’m not going to retire. Maybe it’s time I think I’m done and I look at Liam Livingstone and Will Jacks and think my time is up, I can get these guys ready for the next World Cup.”
Speaking further, he said, “I haven’t decided but I have an idea of what I want to try and do. I really like the players coming in…what’s best for us and the team and what’s going to make us champions, that’s the most important thing and that’s really the big picture. I’m never that desperate. I love playing cricket and I love playing for England, but it’s not everything and it never was. Maybe that’s why I played more than I thought.