England won its first ever Cricket ODI World Cup after it defeated New Zealand in the final by scoring more boundaries. The match ended in a tie after both teams had played 50 overs and the super-over couldn’t separate the teams either. However, since England scored more boundaries in the match, they were declared the winners.
While the match was a thriller, one amusing incident was captured on camera while the England team was celebrating. As is customary, one of the team members opened a bottle of champagne in celebration. Adil Rashid and Moin Ali, the Muslim members of the squad, were seen scampering away from the stage to avoid the alcohol the consumption of which is forbidden in Islam.
Omg I’m laughing so much Pree Moeen Ali & Rashids facial reaction to the champagne celebration! ?? Real Muslim brothers! ??❤️ pic.twitter.com/Hydv5qXLKN
— Haider Ali (@HaiderAkhtar1) July 14, 2019
The incident was taken sportingly by most. Social media users respected the manner in which the Muslim members of the squad adhered to their faith even in the midst of a raucous celebration. However, everyone found it funny.
Adil: “Moeen bro I swear that’s champagne”
Moeen: “Oh yh bro it is”
Adil: “Ayy run bruv”
Both: “ASTAGFIRULAHHHHHHH” https://t.co/uCwhyEoRof
— Naeem ? (@NaeemForReal) July 14, 2019
The Great Escape
Great to see Moeen Ali & Adil Rashid as important contributors to this very impressive World Cup winning squad. Hilarious also to see their hasty departure from the celebrations once the champagne was uncorked. #CWC2019 #EnglandvNewZealand #CWC2019Final https://t.co/2nOFLCwfI1
— Osama Siddique (@DrOsamaSiddique) July 14, 2019
I’ve watched this on loop for about five mins ?? top draw https://t.co/rioFIBi9MR
— Zia Salik (@Zia_Salik) July 14, 2019
Islamic scholars are unanimous on this matter. They claim that their god has declared alcohol as one of the handiwork of Satan. They also blame alcohol for incest and AIDS.
Therefore, conservative Muslim society strictly abstain from its consumption and as is evident by Moin Ali and Adil Rashid’s escape, do everything they can to maintain a safe distance from it.