Chennai Super Kings played Rajasthan Royals yesterday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the former came out victorious by 45 runs. The England all-rounder Moeen Ali’s contribution with the bat and ball was instrumental in yesterday’s match. Ali bagged the man of the match award for his cameo of 26 with the bat and 3/7 figures with the ball. Ali’s spell with the ball completely changed the course of the game for CSK. The southpaw played three matches so far in the IPL 2021, he has managed to score 108 runs at an impressive strike rate of 144 and four wickets with the ball.
The 33-year-old was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 auction, he stayed with the Virat Kohli-led team for three years but couldn’t capitalise on the opportunities. The all-rounder was only allowed to play 19 matches in three years, he scored 309 runs and pocketed 10 wickets. Ali was released by RCB just ahead of the IPL 2021 season and was roped in by CSK, this decision of acquiring the all-rounder has been beneficial for the MSD-led Chennai. Twitter reacted to Ali’s impressive performance in IPL after being released by RCB, let’s have a look at the best tweets: