Moeen Ali wants to play in the IPL

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Bipin Dani

Observer Correspondent

Mumbai

England’s batting all-rounder Moeen Ali, who smashed the 2nd fastest (for England) against West Indies on Sunday wants to play in the Indian Premier league (IPL) next season. This was revealed by his dad Moeen Ali.
Speaking exclusively over telephone from London, he said, “he has been trying to be the IPL player for the next year. Last year he was very busy and occupied. He also went to perform Umrah but now we hope him to be auctioned”.
“All our family members will come to India to watch him play, if selected”.
“We are his Pakistani parents but that will not be the hindrance for his inclusion in the IPL”, the England-born Moeen’s dad added.
“In his younger days he was very aggressive. Even at Club level, he used to smash the bowlers in a similar way. I think he is very confident in his batting and when he gets going he is unstoppable. He just loves playing for England”.
“Moeen never thinks of records, .just plays his natural game. He has scored a century in 42 balls in County cricket a few years ago. He can play very aggressively. I feel he is getting better”.
Within 10 minutes in 14 balls Moeen scored 61 runs.
Interestingly, two Cummins playing more than 7000 km apart were miserable at the same time. Australia’s Pat Cummins was at the mercy by Indian batsmen in Indore, whereas Windies’ Miguel Cummins had no answers to the England batsmen.
“You will see more of this style of batting if given opportunity in the IPL next year”, the senior Ali signed off.