Moeen Ali, born as Moeen Munir Ali on 18th June 1987, has been an English cricketer. He is nicknamed as Moe. Moeen is an all-rounder who both bats and bowls. While he bats left-handed, he bowls with his right hand and is an off-spinner. He started his career by playing county cricket and played for Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

He has been representing England in all the three formats of cricket since 2014. The Cricketer has won the NBC Denis Compton Award of Warwickshire consecutively in 2004 and 2005. He was also awarded the same NBC Denis Compton Award of Worcestershire in the year 2009. Moeen was also included in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac.

Personal Life

Moeen took birth in Birmingham, England. His nationality is English, and his descent Pakistani. His grandfather had married Betty Cox, a White British, and shifted to England from a place called Mirpur in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). His grandmother is Caucasian makes Moeen of mixed-race. He knows Punjabi and Urdu besides English.

He is fondly called as “the beard that’s feared”. The name of Moeen’s father is Munir Ali who has been a taxi driver as well as a Psychiatric Nurse. Ali's mother’s name is not known. He spent his early life with his brothers and cousins in Birmingham. He has two brothers namely Omar and Kadeer who are cricketers, too. His first cousin Kabir Ali is also a cricketer.

As for Moeen’s education, nothing more is known except that he attended Moseley School. Moeen is a married man. He has married Firoza Hossain. However, the date and place of their marriage are unknown. They have been blessed with a son who has been named Abu Bakr Ali. There is nothing on record about Moeen’s affairs or extra-marital relationship. He is leading a happy married life and has not divorced his wife as yet.

Career

Moeen debuted as a cricketer at the early age of 15 by signing for Warwickshire and his stats have been impressive. He had also been in the under-19 team of England which played against the Bangladeshi under-19 team. Next, he played against the Indian under-19 team in India.

He made his first-class debut in May 2005 by playing against Cambridge University. The cricketer had been quite impressive as he scored 57 not out and bowled two overs at the cost of fifteen runs. In the summer of 2005, Ali played against the under-19 team of Sri Lanka and scored 52 not out in the first innings and 100 not out in the second.

Moeen Ali’s international career started when he was selected for the One Day International (ODI) on 28th February 2014 against the West Indies. He debuted in T20 on 11th March 2014 in the series against West Indies. He was included in the England Test squad on 12th June 2014. Thus, Moeen debuted for the all three formats in the year 2014.

Moeen has won several awards so far during his career. As per his biography, his net worth is estimated at $8 million. In 2014, he got embroiled in a controversy, when he wore a wristband, which read 'Save Gaza', during his match against India.

04 Nov, 2018