Contrary to the reports emerging of Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Moeen Ali requesting to remove the logo of an alcohol brand from his jersey, the franchise revealed there were none as such. The rumours claimed that Moeen Ali, who does not consume alcohol, demanded for the logo of SNJ 10000 to be taken off from his shirt. The 33-year old England cricketer fetched a seven-crore deal from the Super Kings.
SNJ 1000 is a beer brand of the Chennai-based distilleries and are amongst the sponsors of the Chennai Super Kings. The three-time champions’ captain MS Dhoni recently unveiled their jersey for the forthcoming edition, which also dons a camouflage to pay tribute to the Indian armed forces. The reports claimed that Ali requested to remove the logo of the alcohol brand and CSK agreed to the same.
However, people in social media hit back, saying that when playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the spin-bowling all-rounder had no objections promoting the Royal Challenge Whisky brand. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Vishwanathan confirmed that Moeen Ali did not request to remove any logo. “There has been no request made by Moeen to CSK to remove any logo,” Vishwanathan said as quoted by IANS.
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Moeen Ali not only hailed Chennai Super Kings’ setup and structure but also captain MS Dhoni, who he believes helps in improving his teammates’ game. Ali claimed that the franchise looks quite calm and hardly panics.
“I think what differentiates CSK from other teams is actually how they structure everything — from the squad they have to the way they do things. They look a very calm franchise that doesn’t panic. I’ve spoken to players who have played under MS and they tell me how he improves their game. I believe a great captain does that,” Ali conceded as quoted by CSK’s website.