Moeen Ali asked the Chennai Super Kings management to remove the alcohol brand logo from his jersey and the franchise agreed to the England all-rounder’s request, as per reports in the media.
Moeen Ali Appealed CSK to Remove alcohol brand logo
But Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Vishwanathan has denied reports by confirming that Moeen Ali didn’t make any request to remove the logo of an alcohol brand from his jersey.
As per several reports doing the rounds, Moeen Ali, who doesn’t drink or promote alcohol for his faith, had requested CSK franchise for the logo of SNJ 10000 to be removed from his shirt ahead of the IPL 2021.
“There has been no request made by Moeen to CSK to remove any logo,” the CSK CEO was quoted as saying in Times Now.
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Michael Hussey Lauds CSK’s Current Squad
CSK bought him for a whopping Rs 7 crore in the recently held IPL 2021 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.
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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.