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Adil heartened by Morgan's gesture
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Adil heartened by Morgan's gesture

England were crowned World Cup champions in the most dramatic fashion after a tied Super Over in the final versus New Zealand before ultimately being declared victors via a superior boundary count. A match that witnessed many surprising twists and turns, the notion of luck favouring England was often discussed in the aftermath of the victory.

Responding to the ‘luck of the Irishman’ comment, England skipper Eoin Morgan stated the team also had “Allah on their side” as said by the side’s leg-spinner Adil Rashid. Morgan’s response was widely appreciated in the cricket fraternity for presenting the diverse and multicultural character of the England cricket team.

Heartened by Morgan’s kind words, Adil also remarked how he was impressed by the left-handed batsman’s gesture. “For Eoin Morgan to say we had Allah with us was a big thing for him as a person. He has gained so much respect from Muslims around the world and, from my behalf, it was just to tell him that God was with us, don't worry,” Adil said.