Moeen Ali engages in a 'war of words' with Aakash Chopra over tweets from former batsman

With 3-0 down in Test series English players were feeling the heat, and are not in mood of taking any kind of criticism on a lighter note.

Moeen Ali engages in a 'war of words' with Aakash Chopra over tweets from former batsman

New Delhi: It seems like the battle between India and England has been taken off the field too, when former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra took a dig at Moeen Ali's problem with bouncers. Aakash tweeted on his account that Moeen Ali needs to learn how to handle the bouncers well.

Chopra, on his analysis on ESPN Cricinfo spoke about ways how to defend a bouncer. Where he also shared a link on twitter regarding the suggestions about handling the deliver by taking Moeen Ali's example.

He wrote “You just can’t hit your way out of a bouncer-trap. #Demo of lessons from the Mooen Ali dismissal for @ESPNcricinfo.”

The English southpaw didn't like the tweet about him and replied by taking a snapshot of Chopra's Test career stats, writing “@cricketaakash @ESPNcricinfo Thanks for your opinion mate.”

Moeen Ali Tweet

Seeing this tweet thing taking an ugly turn, Chopra took this on a lighter note and thanked Ali for pointing out his career stats.

Aakash wrote “You’re most welcome, brother. Glad that the only bit you didn’t like in the piece was my career numbers Well done on the 2 Go well.”

Later Ali realised that he had gone too far and apologised to the former Indian batsman by tweeting “@cricketaakash @ESPNcricinfo Thanks. I apologise. Was no need for it.”

As a senior batsman, Chopra not only accepted the apology but also didn't miss the chance to bestow Ali with his word of wisdom. He wrote in his tweet that its really hard being on a national cricket team.

He wrote “@MoeenAli @ESPNcricinfo no sweat, mate. We live in the ruthless world of constant scrutiny…not easy being a national cricketer tc,” tweeted Aakash Chopra.

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