England Fans Slam Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid's Gesture During Celebration

England Fans Slam Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid’s Gesture During World Cup Celebration

Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid walking away from the podium (Credits: Twitter)

England, on Sunday, registered a historic win over New Zealand, beating the Kiwis in a thrilling World Cup final to win their first-ever World Cup. Prior to the win, England had lost four World Cup finals with the last appearance coming way back in 1992. It was a thrilling final with many even saying that it was the best final of all time.

Both England and New Zealand scored 241 in their 50 overs. Ben Stokes had the chance to win it for England when his side needed 2 from the final ball. However, he could score just one and was run-out while taking the double. In the super over, England scored 15. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler hit one boundary each to guide their team to a good score.

In reply, New Zealand started really well. The first ball was a wide before James Neesham took a double. On the second ball, he hammered Archer for a maximum to put New Zealand on top. With seven needed from four balls, New Zealand were the favourites to win the thrilling clash. The equation was finally down to 2 runs from the last delivery.

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Ben Stokes (Credits: Twitter)

But Martin Guptill was run-out while he was trying to take a non-existing double. With neither the first 100 overs nor the super overs being able to decide the winners, England were declared the winners for hitting more number of boundaries. England hit 26 boundaries in the match while New Zealand hit 17.

Unsurprisingly, England players celebrated the win wildly. But during the celebrations, an interesting sight was witnessed when Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid decided not to celebrate with their teammates. As soon as their teammates opened the champagne bottles, both Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali ran away for covers due to religious matters.

Well, Rashid and Moeen’s decision to walk away from the podium has not gone down too well with some England fans. The English fans slammed the gesture, saying that England should not compromise with its own culture.

Here are some of the reactions: