England allrounder Moeen Alihas announced his retirement from Test cricket, the ECB confirmed on Monday (September 27). However, the 34-year-old will continue playing white-ball cricket for the national side.
“I’m 34 now and I want to play for as long as I can and I just want to enjoy my cricket,” Moeen said. “Test cricket is amazing, when you’re having a good day it’s better than any other format by far, it’s more rewarding and you feel like you’ve really earnt it.
“I will miss just walking out there with the lads, playing against best in the world with that feeling of nerves but also from a bowling point of view, knowing with my best ball I could get anyone out. I’ve enjoyed Test Cricket but that intensity can be too much sometimes and I feel like I’ve done enough of it and I’m happy and content with how I’ve done.”