England all-rounder Moeen Ali has revealed that Australian crowds during the ongoing Ashes series directed racist comments at him when fielding.
"Somebody asked me what time my kebab shop opened, but that is about it," Moeen said. However, the England cricketer described the remark as 'nothing major' and is not willing to escalate the matter.
The 30-year-old stated that one has to take such comments on the chin and move on. "You get some good ones and you get some not so good guys ... but you take it on the chin," he was quoted as saying by _News.Com.Au. _
England, currently 0-2 in the series, will be looking to Moeen to deliver in order to mount a fightback. The left-hander has managed a top score of 40 in 4 innings and picked up just 2 wickets.
England slumped to a 120-run defeat in the second Ashes clash this week on a ground widely seen as their best chance of winning.
It followed defeat in the first Test in Brisbane with Perth's WACA Ground next up, where they have not beaten Australia since 1978.
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