England’s all-rounder Moeen Ali finally admitted that he was made a scapegoat for England’s defeats in the recent past. Moeen, who was dropped from England’s Test side after the 1st Ashes Test, said that he was one of the first guys to be blamed for England’s poor performances.
Despite England won ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 title, Moeen did not enjoy a lot of good outings in the English summer. The 32-year, talking to a news network, highlighted that he felt tired mentally and physically and was in dire need of a break. Therefore, Moeen decided to part ways with the English side for some time and focus on himself.
The all-rounder said that he became an easy target for the people to point fingers at whenever his side did not do well. "A lot of the time if we lose, I feel I am one of the first guys to get the blame for it”, Moeen said.
“Yes, there have been days when I have not had good games but I feel sometimes it is easy to point the finger at me. It did get to me and that was one of the reasons why I needed to step back from Test cricket. I felt like I was drained from it all. But I have got to become a stronger person for that as well. It is difficult, but I will be fine.", he further added.
Moeen now finds himself in a position to make a comeback for his side. The 32-year old will join England’s camp ahead of the limited-overs series against South Africa. However, he is still unsure about his participation in the Test series against Sri Lanka. Moeen is also set to feature in Pakistan Super League 2020 and will be representing Multan Sultans.