Footballer Steven Gerrard congratulates English cricketer Moeen Ali ahead of his 100th ODI

Moeen Ali is currently playing his 100th ODI against Sri Lanka in the CWC 2019
Footballer Steven Gerrard congratulates English cricketer Moeen Ali ahead of his 100th ODIFootballer Steven Gerrard congratulates English cricketer Moeen Ali ahead of his 100th ODI
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English cricketer Moeen Ali is currently playing his 100th ODI for England against Sri Lanka in the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2019. He has made his love for football club Liverpool FC known many times in the past, and hence, it came as no surprise when Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard left him a congratulatory message for playing 100 ODIs. 

The cricketer was presented with his 100th cap by skipper Eoin Morgan at Headingley before the game on Friday in the dressing room. He was then surprised with a special video from his idol Gerrard, as Ali looked on, delighted. 

Last month, the cricketer, in an interview, spoke about how Liverpool winning the Champions league inspired him to do the same in the World Cup as well. 

“This morning I woke up and thought about the way this Liverpool side have got people talking,” says Moeen. “It’s not just results either, people have bought into how the club is being run, how they play their football and what they stand for.”

 “Look at a player like Divock Origi. No one was talking about the guy and then suddenly he becomes a hero. I reckon in playgrounds all around the country kids will now be pretending they are him and re‑enacting that goal.”

“It makes you think, both as a player and as a team, what we could achieve this summer. Imagine what it would be like if we got to the World Cup final and won it.”

Ali made his ODI debut against the West Indies on February 28, 2014. 

Also Read: Moeen Ali urges fans: Don't get personal with Steve Smith and David Warner

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