The part time spinner, who has tormented the Indian batsmen with his brilliant spinning deliveries, Moeen Ali believes that the Indians had taken him lightly and had to pay the price for the same. Moeen Ali currently is one of the leading wicket takers in the test series with 19 wickets in 4 tests at an average of 22.94. And he has contributed much with the ball to help England take a 2-1 lead in the test series against India.
He said that the Indian batsmen felt that he was an easy target and they could get runs easily off him, which has helped Ali’s course to considerable extent.
Ali also said that if the Indian batsmen attack him, his chances amplify. But he also admitted that Indians are great players of spin and he had to work all his tricks out to grab those wickets. He is totally boosted with self-confidence and he feels that he is at the top of his form and can easily get players out.
He also said that at the present moment he is running through a great patch and he does not need to grab some extraordinary deliveries to add spices to his bowling. He at the same time stated that he does not want to get carried away by such great performances and he wants to carry on with the good work for a prolonged period of time. And he also believes that he can be a decent test spinner in time to follow.
Also Moeen Ali mentioned an interesting fact. He said that the tips given by the former Sri Lankan off-spinner and presently ICC umpire, Kumar Dharmasen has helped him to a great extent against the Indian batsmen. Dharmasena had advised Moeen Ali to grab his left pocket with his non-bowling hand(left hand) as he came through his action to help him get through with the delivery at optimal speeds. The suggestion came more than handy for the spinner.
He also said that as soon as he bowled one ball he knew that it would work. He said that it helps him to bowl quicker and also helps him to deliver the ball straight.
He also said that he had to bowl consistently well to keep the pressure upon the Indian batsmen as they are masters of spin and would dispatch even the slightly good balls for boundaries.
Now it is to be seen whether he manages to carry on with his good work in the final test at The Oval.