Moeen Ali from England comes out in "& rude" & # 039; Australia


"Everyone you talk to … is the only team I've ever played against in my life that I really did not like," Ali told The Times newspaper.

"Not because it's Australia and they're the old enemy, but because of the way they continue and their lack of respect for people and players," added the 31-year-old, who is known as a gentle character from time to time. . field.

"The first game I played against them, in Sydney, just before the 2015 World Cup, was not only hard for you, but they were almost mistreating you," explained the Worcestershire stalwart.

"That was the first time he hit me, I gave them the benefit of the doubt, but the more I played against them they were just as bad, the ashes here (in England in 2015) were actually worse.

"It's not intimidating, just rude, individually they're fine and the Australians we've had in Worcester have been fantastic, lovely guys."

Ali, who starred in England's recent 4-1 series in the Indian Test Series after being called aside, did not sympathize with the Australian trio of former captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, all sent to isolation international for its papers. in a ball-handling scandal in South Africa in March.

"I'm someone who generally feels sorry for people when things go wrong, but it's hard to feel sorry for them," he said.

The consequences of the scandal led to a major review by Cricket Australia on the conduct of their players, while Tim Paine took over as captain and Justin Langer replaced Darren Lehmann as coach after his former partner Australia drummer resigned.

England blanked Australia 5-0 in an international one-day series in June and Ali said he had detected an improvement in his behavior.

"This ODI series was really good," he added.

Reflecting on his struggles on Ashes' latest tour, Moeen admitted: "It was very difficult for me in Australia to disconnect.

"It was my first Ashes tour and I was desperate to do well and I was anxious to do it.

"I worked very hard on the short ball before the series started, maybe too much.

"Then (Nathan) Lyon did not stop taking me out, I thought it was very difficult to handle, I never thought he was a poor spin player, but I really fought him.

"He did not receive windows either, things became increasingly difficult."