MOEEN ALI stopped his outraged team-mates reporting the Australia participant who allegedly referred to as him “Osama” within the 2015 Ashes opener.
England head coach Trevor Bayliss revealed solely Moeen’s want to not make a fuss prevented a full-scale row in Cardiff.
He additionally mentioned he talked about the incident to Aussie coach Darren Lehmann however heard nothing extra.
Bayliss, who arrived again house in Australia on Friday for a two-week break earlier than England’s tour of Sri Lanka, mentioned: “Mo didn’t need it to go any additional. He’s a really softly spoken form of a bloke. He doesn’t need to create too many issues.
“Different gamers wished to take it additional however he talked them into not taking it any additional.
“I didn’t get a response from Darren. I simply left it with him to type out.”
Moeen had a rare day on Saturday. Within the morning, extracts from his ebook despatched shock waves throughout the globe and Cricket Australia promised a probe into his claims of racial abuse.
Twelve hours later, captain Moeen starred with bat and ball as Worcestershire gained T20 Blast finals day for the primary time.
Requested to touch upon Cricket Australia’s investigation, Moeen replied: “I don’t truly need to speak about that — that is Worcestershire’s day.
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“Maybe another time.”
He has not named the alleged culprit, though use of the word “Osama” is perceived as a reference to dead Islamic terrorist Osama bin Laden.
Moeen says the player claimed he said “part-timer”, not “Osama”.