England all-rounder Moeen Ali didn’t mice his words while talking about Australia’s on field behaviour which was not intimidating but actually rude.
The Birmingham-born cricketer played his first match against England’s old enemy Australia in 2015 and he recollected how they got under his skins to unsettle him.
“Everyone you speak to … they are the only team I’ve played against my whole life that I’ve actually disliked. 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. I’m someone who generally feels sorry for people when things go wrong but it’s difficult to feel sorry for them,” Moeen was quoted as saying in The Times.
“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. Not intimidating, just rude,” he added.