Moeen Ali is a professional cricketer who plays for England. He also plays for Chennai Super Kings captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in India’s domestic cricket tournament IPL. This post went viral when a Muslim strongly opposed the statements of Suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma. Controversy also took place at many places.
Screenshot of Moeen Ali’s misleading tweet was shared on Facebook in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. However, the claim is false. The tweet was posted from the Twitter account @Moeen_Ali18, which has been suspended. The suspended account details obtained from the Wayback Machine show that it is not official.
Jonathan Reid, head of media and publications at the England and Wales Cricket Board, told AFP that the account did not belong to the cricketer. “It was a fake account. Moin does not have any social media account,” he said. Ali’s official profile on the England Cricket Board website is linked to his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, but all three accounts are inactive.