India vs England: Dad restless as Moeen Ali’s place in playing XI undecided

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Written by Sriram Veera
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Updated: August 8, 2018 1:28:19 am


Father Munir has overseen Moeen’s journey from a struggling junior at Warwickshire to an England regular.

Munir Ali remembers sitting down his 15-year old son for some home truths. “Give me two years of your life. I will give you the rest of life. You are unique, you are better than anyone else.” Moeen would say, ‘no questions about my academics? “No, don’t worry. It’s going to be just cricket for you.” A Test cricketer was born. Only, it wasn’t as simple as that. If not for the father Munir and his uncle’s sacrifices, it’s difficult to see how Moeen could have played for England. Munir fought with establishment at Warwickshire, he pushed the coaches, he left his job to take his boys around for games, took psychology lessons and cricket coaching levels –…

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