IPL 2021: Moeen Ali Objects to Liquor Brand Logo on CSK Jersey; Franchise Removes It
The Chennai Super kings have removed the logo of a liquor brand from Moeen Ali’s jersey as the later is a muslim and his faith bans him from consuming alcohol. The 33-year-old England cricketer had earlier asked the franchise to do the needful to which they readily agreed. The jersey had the logo of SNJ 10000 which is a surrogate product brand of of Chennai-based SNJ Distilleries.
CSK bought him for a whopping Rs 7 crore in the recently held IPL auction. Earlier its batting coach Michael Hussey sounded confident of a better show after last year’s performance which saw them not reaching the play-offs first time in their history.
“I feel we have a very balanced squad that has most bases covered and with depth in most areas. The guys are in really good spirits and have been preparing extremely well, he was quoted as saying by CSK website. Hussey said CSK had a very balanced squad, adding the new recruits Moeen Ali, K Gowtham and Robin Uthappa were “excellent additions.” “I think they are all excellent additions. Moeen is an excellent all-rounder, Robin has a lot of experience and has been a quality performer in the past and Gowtham has some genuine talent that we can look to develop further,” Hussey said.
CSK picked up six players including Ali and Gowtham at the February auction after buying top-order batsman Uthappa in a trade with Rajasthan Royals. Hussey said a good start in the forthcoming IPL would be nice because the players will then relax and play their best cricket with confidence.
“A good start would be nice because the players will then relax and hopefully play their best cricket with confidence, otherwise the pressure can build up on everyone involved,” the former Australia batsman said. Hussey said playing a block of matches would help the players settle and build confidence early in the tournament.