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New Delhi: England cricket sensation Moeen Ali, who has time and again proved himself indispensable for the team, said in an interview that he’d readily give up his career for Islam.

In a BBC interview, Ali said, “At the back of my mind there is a responsibility that I am representing Islam, Muslims and British Asians. It is a positive thing. As long as I perform, which is the most the most important thing and I can behave.”

When questioned about his faith towards Islam, Moeen Ali stated, “The most important thing of everything, it is something that, I feel like it makes me feel free and the one I wanted to be all my life. As a youngster, I was far from it. When I was about 18-19, I decided that this is the way I want to live my life.  It is the only thing that can give me happiness. Cricket is important but nowhere near as important as Islam, if I have to give up cricket tomorrow, it will be easy.”

Moeen Ali has proved himself as an important member of the England team for the past two years. In Test cricket and in ODIs, he has accumulated a total of 66 wickets.

First Published | 16 July 2016 4:00 PM
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