Last Update on: September 16th, 2018 at 07:31 pm
England coach, Trevor Bayliss said that bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali didn’t want it to go any further for calling him ‘Osama’ during the 2015 Ashes incident that took place in Australia.
However, Ali talked with his England teammates is out of pursuing an official complaint against the Australian cricketer. The unnamed cricketer allegedly called him “Osama” during the 2015 Ashes, according to Ali.
Moreover, England’s head coach Bayliss took up the matter with Darren Lehmann.
Also, Bayliss stated Ali did not want to take this incident to a high level. He will be happier if the solution comes out by discussing the two teams.
Ali is a soft-spoken person, and he did not want to create problems for the others. However, there are many more players who want to take this incident further, but Ali has a word with the teammates to finish off the matter.
“He didn’t want it to go any further. He was happy for it [to be dealt with between the two teams]. He’s a very softly spoken sort of a bloke. He doesn’t want to create too many problems for anyone. Other players in the team wanted to take it further, but he talked them into not taking it any further.” Bayliss said.
Furthermore, Moeen Ali said that he struggled to accept this response until the end of the series.
England won the five-match Test series beating Australia by 3-2. However, Bayliss was given the charge of overseeing Test, and he was serving it for the first time. He raised the issue to Lehmann but did not receive a response from him.