Cricket at the highest level will probably finish for me in 2 or 3 years: Moeen Ali

Cricket at the highest level will probably finish for me in 2 or 3 years: Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali hasn't played for England in Tests since the Ashes last year.

Moeen Ali of England (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

England all-rounder Moeen Ali wants to play as much international cricket as he can in the near future. He feels that only two or three years of cricket at the highest level is left in him and desires to play for England across all the three formats. Moeen was dropped from the Test during the Ashes last year and hasn’t played in the whites for his country since then.

He was also the part of the World Cup-winning squad in 2019 but was left out of the playing XI midway through the tournament. Pointing out to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic which has stopped all the cricketing events across the world, Moeen Ali expressed that he wants to play for England as much as he can while he is fit.

He also took a small break away from international cricket and now that he’s done with it, is eager to make a comeback for the team. “Since the whole pandemic thing I want to play as much as I can. Cricket at the highest level will probably finish for me in two or three years. I want to make the most of it and play as much as I can. I only did it (stepping away from international cricket) for a bit of a break, and I’ve had that now,” he said in a Doosra Podcast.

Moeen Ali recalls winning the World Cup at home

England were under tremendous pressure during the World Cup last year at home. Recalling the times, Moeen Ali admitted that they were under immense pressure and also stated that it was a brilliant time for them as a team. He also remembered the final and mentioned that it took a few seconds for the players to realise that they’ve won the World Cup.

“It was an amazing time. I think the whole emotion of four years build up to it and so much went into it… so much pressure for us to win it at home. It took us couple of seconds to think we have won the game (final). I wasn’t playing the game but it didn’t feel like I wasn’t playing. I can’t describe the feeling but just to see all the guys celebrating and to be part of that journey was simply unbelievable,” the 32-year-old added.