‘Sledging doesn’t have to be offensive’ – Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali believes there is no need for sleds to involve personal insults, after it was confirmed that Cricket Australia would not take any further action on his allegations that a member of the Australian Ashes squad had called him "Osama". during the Cardiff test match.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Moeen insisted he was happy to move on from an incident that occurred three years ago, but that came to light in a serialized excerpt from his next autobiography. However, he did not rule out the possibility that he could face the same nameless person in the ashes of the following year.

"That was probably the one that stood out [comment]," Moeen said at today program. "You always get things from the crowd, but that's what really bothered me, I can not believe I said that, but you go ahead and try to continue acting for England, it was investigated and everything is done." now, and it's in the past. "

Following Moeen's accusations, CA's integrity unit interviewed numerous Australian players from the 2015 Cardiff test and the team's management, while communicating with the unit. ECB's own integrity, and although they reiterated their "zero-tolerance approach to comments of this nature," they concluded that no new evidence had come to light.

Although Moeen admitted that the sledge was an accepted tactic to remove an opponent of his game, he felt that the incident in question had crossed the line. "One hundred percent," he said. "If that is trying to discourage your opponent … there is no room for that in life in general, no only in sports.

"There are ways to disqualify your opponent," he added. "Sometimes you do not." I need to say something. At some point you can intimidate your opponent by simply standing there. There are ways to do it, but it's not my kind of way, just keep going.

"The sled has never been personal, because of the stories I hear, it has been serious but in a good mood, plus a mental issue, instead of going personally and taking it too far.

" Personally I do not do anything ", He added, "I do not feel I should do it. You can have the passion, but for me it's more about being a good person and trying to play cricket the right way. "

When asked if he was likely to face his abuser in the ashes next summer, Moeen insisted I was not looking forward to the Sri Lankan tour next month. "I do not know if I'll be on the team next year," he said. "If I ever meet him or someone in that mentality, so be it. "., but it does not bother me."

source:- espncricinfo.com

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