The ongoing India-England four match test series is leveled at 1-1 after India defeated the visitors in the second test match by 317 runs. Though the Indian team’s performance was superb in the second test match, there was one England player who made his presence feel with the ball and posed some difficulty for the Indian batsmen. We are talking about Moeen Ali who took 4 wickets each in both the innings, however we will not be seeing him in the remaining two test matches which will be played in Ahmedabad.
Moeen Ali will be returning to his country under the players regulation policy which has been made by the England and Wales Cricket Board in order to ensure that players get proper relaxation, especially because living in bio-bubble environment can be exhaustive.
But while talking to media, the England team skipper Joe Root made a blunder when he told the reporters that Moeen Ali would be leaving India as he opted to go home. Joe added that the players were told in the beginning of the tour that they can leave the bubble whenever they feel the need of doing so and Moeen has taken the decision of leaving for home.
After this statement of the England skipper, Moeen Ali was slammed by the English media and the fans for leaving the team mid-way, especially considering the fact that the winner of this series will be playing the final of the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21.
Joe Root soon realised the mistake that he had made and he apologised to Moeen Ali on Tuesday after the team reached the hotel. He also gave a clarification that he made the mistake as he wasn’t able to express his thoughts in a correct manner because of which a wrong message was sent to media and misunderstanding was created.
Joe Root also talks in favour of the rotation policy and says that he also feels strongly there should be a balance in the lives of cricketers and they should get proper rest while living in the bio-bubble environment. It is being said that Moeen Ali and Joe Root are on good terms after the skipper apologised for the mistake that he committed.