No demand from Moeen Ali to remove liquor logo from jersey, say Chennai Super Kings
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: April 5, 2021 01:43 PM2021-04-05T13:43:19+5:302021-04-05T13:43:56+5:30
Numerous reports on Sunday claimed England all-rounder Moeen Ali had requested his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super ...
Numerous reports on Sunday claimed England all-rounder Moeen Ali had requested his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to remove the logo of an alcohol brand from his jersey. The reports claimed Ali, who doesn't drink or promote alcohol had asked for the logo of SNJ 10000 to be taken off from his shirt. SNJ 10000 is a beer brand of the Chennai-based SNJ Distilleries, which are one of the sponsors of three time champions. The reports stated that CSK had agreed to Moeen's request of removing the logo. However, Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Vishwanathan later confirmed that there was no such request made by the England all-rounder.
"There has been no request made by Moeen to CSK to remove any logo," the CSK CEO was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.CSK bought the 33-year-old for a whopping Rs 7 crore at the IPL 2021 auction in February. This is Moeen's second IPL franchise after Royal Challengers Bangalore, with whom he played for 3 seasons since 2018. Moeen has played 19 IPL matches so far, scoring 309 runs and picked 10 wickets. Last month Moeen expressed his excitement at playing under former India captain MS Dhoni at CSK this season. "I've spoken to players who have played under MS and they tell me how he improves their game. I believe a great captain does that," Moeen was quoted as saying by the CSK website. "I think it's something on every player's wish list to play under MS. I think it's the confidence and the clarity he gives people. It's exciting," he added. Dhoni's men will be opening their IPL 2021 campaign against Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals on April 10 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.