Moeen Ali has been one of those players who have lead by example, showing the world the true meaning of Islam. The English all-rounder is not concerned with the pressure of playing in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 despite fasting in the month of Ramadan. Ali is one of those players who stands far from the team when they pop the champagne bottle in the air after winning a tournament or a series similar to what South African cricketer Hashim Amla.
He is not the first one to do so. Before him, there have been inspirational players like Adil Rashid, Hashim Amla, and Imran Tahir apart from Pakistan and Bangladesh players. Moeen, in a recent interview, revealed that he will be playing in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 without food, water or any kind of drinks, following the rituals of Ramadan month. ALSO READ: ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Full schedule | Match Timings | Squads | Where to watch | Venues
The 29-year-old also talked about the importance of prayers during the Ramadaan month. He shared how prayers can calm him down and allow him to relax despite the pressure of the game. Ali, later on, revealed how he remains fit to play during Ramadan days, he said, I have to make sure I am hydrated before I begin my fast. My schedule does not change too much but I have to make sure I get a good sleep before the match”. ALSO READ: CT 2017 IND vs BAN, Warm Up game: Watch Live Coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Live streaming on Hotstar
One of his statement won hearts as he said, “Even if I had to play a game right now, I will be fine”. He also shared his experience of playing in Ramadan days, he said, “I have been doing it for a very long time so I am not worried about it. I am used to it and it is more a mental than physical thing.”
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