MANCHESTER: England’s off-spinner Moeen Ali has announced retirement from Test cricket, ARY News reported.
According to Moeen, the decision to retire from Test cricket will give him more space to play as much white-ball cricket as he can.
“I’m 34 now and I want to play for as long as I can and I just want to enjoy my cricket,
“Test cricket is amazing, when you’re having a good day it’s better than any other format by far, it’s more rewarding and you feel like you’ve really earnt it,” he said.
“I will miss just walking out there with the lads, playing against best in the world with that feeling of nerves but also from a bowling point of view, knowing with my best ball I could get anyone out,
“I’ve enjoyed Test Cricket but that intensity can be too much sometimes and I feel like I’ve done enough of it and I’m happy and content with how I’ve done,” he added.
Ali, 34, made his Test debut back in 2014 and went on to represent England in 64 Test matches. He took 195 Test wickets including 5 five-wicket hauls and scored five Test match centuries during his career.