Indian Premier League (IPL) is a tournament which goes beyond boundaries whether cultural, linguistic, religious or otherwise. That is the reason perhaps that a Ranchi-born MS Dhoni becomes a Thala when he dons Chennai Super Kings colours. In yet another heart-warming move, CSK has allowed England all-rounder Moeen Ali to wear a jersey without one of its sponsor logo due to his faith’s ban on alcohol.
Notably, Ali is a Muslim and his religious faith forbids him from consuming alcohol. He does not even wears logos of alcohol based brands on any of his jerseys whether it is for his national team or such T20 competitions around the world. However, when Moeen found out that the CSK jersey had a logo of SNJ 10000, he quickly requested the team management for an exemption from wearing that jersey. The team has now agreed to the 33-year-old’s request.
CSK included Ali for INR 7 crores at IPL 2021 Auction
Notably, Ali was included by the three-time IPL winners for a whopping Rs 7 crore at the auction in February. This will be the all-rounder’s second franchise in the tournament after his three-year stint with the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. In as many as 19 IPL matches so far, Ali has scored 309 runs and picked 10 wickets. CSK would hope he delivers for them this season and helps them make a comeback after a poor season last year.