Twitterati denounces controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen for harsh words against Moeen Ali

Moeen is expected to play for CSK in the 2021 edition of the IPL.

Taslima Nasreen and Moeen Ali
Taslima Nasreen and Moeen Ali. (Photo source: Twitter)

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen sparked controversy after saying a few harsh words about Moeen Ali, the English all-rounder. The 58-year-old is known for her writings on criticism of religion and the oppression of women. For her writings, she received death threats from radical Muslim groups.

She later had to leave her country, after which she adopted Swedish citizenship. As for Moeen, he was in the news after reports about him asking Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to remove a beer brand logo from his jersey circulated.

Moeen was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2020, after which the unit led by Virat Kohli decided to release him before the auction. The Super Kings then paid INR 7 crore for the veteran all-round cricketer.

In the meantime, Mymensingh-born Nasreen has again succeeded in courting controversy with her commentary on Moeen. She took to Twitter and wrote: “If Moeen Ali hadn’t been stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS.

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Meanwhile, CSK said Moeen made no request to remove the logo from his shirt. “There has been no request made by Moeen to CSK to remove a logo,” said Kasi Vishwanathan, CEO of Chennai Super Kings.

Moeen Ali praises CSK and MS Dhoni

Before taking the pitch for CSK, Moeen praised the team for their structured approach. He is also eager to practice his craft under the guidance of the 39-year-old. MS Dhoni, the three-time IPL winner.

“I think what sets CSK apart from other teams is actually the way they structure everything – from the team they have to the way they do things. They seem like a very calm frankness that doesn’t panic, ”Moeen said.

“I’ve talked to players who have played with MS and they tell me how he improves their game. I think a great captain does that,” he added.

The CSK opener will take place against the Delhi Capitals (DC) on April 10 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Last year they failed to make it to the IPL playoffs, the first time in the history of the IPL.