Gargi Raut ∙ Oct 4 2022, 12:55 PM

Moeen Ali retires from Test cricket for the second time 

image-l8u773rdMoeen Ali 

Moeen Ali, who had previously announced that he would 'unretire' from Test cricket has now, once again, overturned his decision. The all-rounder was planning a Test comeback prior to England's series against Pakistan. 

In June, Ali had "unretired" from the format after a conversation with England's new head coach Brendon McCullum after bring unsure about his participation in the format. 

In a recent development, Ali penned down that he is unwilling to return to the format in December. He captained England in the T20I series against Pakistan and drove the team to 4-3 win, in the absence of regular captain Jos Buttler. 

Moeen Ali on retiring once again 

"I've had an honest chat with Baz [McCullum] about the tour and I really can't see myself being stuck in hotels for another month and playing Test cricket to the best of my ability."

"Yes, I said I was 'unretired' in the summer and watching the boys, I got the feeling I properly miss this and that this is how I've always wanted to play the game."

"But the more I thought about it and discussed with those close to me, I knew deep down why I was done. Test cricket is hard work. I don't think my mindset would be any different even if the restrictions were lifted in Pakistan. I'm 35 now and something's got to give."

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