WATCH: Fans chant ‘CSK CSK’; Moeen Ali gives a thumbs up
England and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Moeen Ali made his approval evident with a thumbs-up as fans sitting at Lord’s during the second Test against India chanted ‘CSK..CSK..’ towards him.
In a clip that only came to light over Twitter on Friday (September 3) while India-England contested Day 2 of the fourth Test at The Oval, Moeen could be seen making a pleasent gesture at a few passionate CSK fans. The incident reflected how IPL’s popularity transcends borders. The CSK cricketer was left pleasantly surprised at finding his team’s fans at an English stadium during a Test series against the Indians.
Moeen Ali’s thumbs up pleases CSK fans
As the cheers grew louder, even Moeen Ali couldn’t control himself and showed them an assuring thumbs up that further lifted the fans’ spirits.
CSK CSK chants during #ENGvIND
— CSK Fans Army (@CSKFansArmy) September 3, 2021
CSK fans made the clip go viral in a matter of hours over social media as Moeen only enhanced their excitement levels heading into the UAE leg of the IPL 2021.
Moeen joined the CSK camp earlier this year after being bought for a sum of INR 7.00 crores at the auction and made an instant impact.
The freeflowing left-hander produced 206 runs from his six innings at an average of 34.33 and strike-rate of 157.25 before the IPL 2021 was brought to a halt in early May.
He also delivered the goods with his accurate off-spin bowling, taking five wickets at an economy rate of only 6.16.
As the tournament resumes on September 19 in the Middle East, Moeen Ali will be key to CSK’s success once again in traditionally dry, spin-friendly conditions across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.