Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid walked off from champagne celebration after England emerged victorious over New Zealand in ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC), 2019 final. The super-thriller action between two competitive sides took place at Lord's Cricket Ground in London. It was an epic contest where the match ended in a tie and so does the super-over. However, the English side was awarded victory for hitting more number of boundaries. Meanwhile, let us discuss why Moeen and Rashid skip the part of winning celebration. New Zealand vs England, ICC CWC 2019 Stat Highlights: ENG Becomes Third Host Nation to Win the Cricket World Cup, Beats NZ on Boundary Count.
Earlier, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first where Kiwis posted a target of 242 runs. In reply, England got all out on 241 runs which lead to a super-over. Ben Stokes was awarded the Man of the Match for the inning of his lifetime, where he made an unbeaten 84 runs from 98 balls. In the super-over, the duo of Butler and Stokes made 15 runs. New Zealand sent out James Neesham and Martin Guptill to get 16 runs to lift the trophy, however, they managed to score 15 runs as when 2 runs were required from last delivery, Martin Guptill got run-out by Jason Roy. This run-out was indeed the special moment in the history of English cricket and skipper Eoin Morgan. Chris Woakes Consoles Martin Guptill & James Neesham as England Beats New Zealand in CWC 2019 Finals (See Pic)
Speaking about England' all-rounder Moeen Ali and spinner Adil Rashid walking away from the champagne celebration. The reason they were away from this part was to avoid getting wet from the alcohol content. These two English players are devoted Muslim and as per Islamic law consumption of alcohol is forbidden. This is the reason why they awkwardly ran off the podium when Jonny Bairstow took out the champagne to spray out.
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid Run Off the Podium
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This is not the first time when Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid escaped the champagne celebration. They were seen walking away from the podium when England defeated South Africa by 3-1 in a Test series in the year 2017 and when three lions won against Aussies in Ashes in the year 2015.