England cricket team all-rounder Moeen Ali has no sympathy for the banned cricketers from Australia and finds the whole team rude.
Meanwhile, Australia went through a turmoil earlier this year during their tour to South Africa. Skipper Steven Smith, vice-captain David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft received bans for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal.
Speaking to The Times, Moeen Ali admitted that Australia is the only team he has disliked throughout his career. Citing reason, the all-rounder noted that Aussies are disrespectful towards other.
“Everyone you speak to … they are the only team I’ve played against my whole life that I’ve actually disliked,” Moeen said. “Not because its Australia and they are the old enemy but because of the way they carry on and (their) disrespect of people and players,” he added.
No sympathy for the banned trio: Moeen Ali
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. However, he felt no sympathy for Smith, Warner, and Bancroft.
“I’m someone who generally feels sorry for people when things go wrong but its difficult to feel sorry for them,” he said.
“The first game I ever played against them, in Sydney, just before the 2015 World Cup, they were not just going hard at you, they were almost abusing you. That was the first time it hit me. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, but the more I played against them they were just as bad, the Ashes here (in 2015) they were worse, actually,” Moeen Ali concluded.