The Guardian – England all-rounder Moeen Ali claims he was subjected to a racial taunt from an unnamed Australian player during the first Test of the 2015 Ashes series.

Summary

  • England all-rounder Moeen Ali claims he was subjected to a racial taunt from an unnamed Australian player during the first Test of the 2015 Ashes series.
  • “Lehmann asked the player, ‘Did you call Moeen ‘Osama’?
  • “I must say I was amused when I heard that for there is a world of difference between the words ‘Osama’ and ‘part-timer’,” Moeen writes.
  • Moeen said the player approached him at the end of the series, at which point he denied making the comment and claimed “some of my best friends are Muslim”.
  • Moeen, who had a terrible 2017-18 Ashes in Australia but returned to form to help England beat India 4-1 in the recent test series, said he felt no sympathy for Smith, Warner and Bancroft.


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