LONDON: Making a comeback in a decisive match against India, England allrounder Moeen Ali picked up nine wickets and earned the man of the match award.
During the post-match ceremony, Moeen credited his mentor Saqlain Mushtaq for helping him in the training. He attributed his tremendous performance to the Pakistani legend.
When asked about the improvement in his bowling, Moeen said, “I’ve backed myself for a while, took a lot of confidence from bowling in county cricket, working with Saqlain.”
In return, the 41-year-old coach, who picked 208 wickets for Pakistan in Tests, praised Moeen for his terrific bowling. “Many congratulations to everyone at England Cricket. Very Proud of you all the way you played. Moeen Ali extremely happy with your performance. Once you believe it you can achieve it,” he tweeted.
Many congratulations to everyone at @englandcricket Very Proud of you all the way you played. Moeen Ali extremely happy with your performance🏏 #Once you believe it you can achieve it 💪🏻🏴 pic.twitter.com/Ay2gR41V5b
— Saqlain Mushtaq (@Saqlain_Mushtaq) September 2, 2018
In August last year, Moeen had paid a tribute to the ‘amazing’ Saqlain for his role in helping him enjoy a record-breaking Test series against South Africa.
“‘Saqqy’ has been amazing for me in terms of helping with my fields, helping me understand my bowling a lot more than I had done previously – and I think that has been the biggest difference,” said Moeen, crediting Saqlain for his advice after claiming 25 wickets in the four-match series.