The world cup 2019 has ended with England emerging victorious by the narrowest of margins. All eyes were set on the England team that was celebrating its victory when a moment caught everyone by surprise. It was when Muslim cricketers Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid walked away after English cricketers opened the champagne. So the British Muslim players ran away to avoid getting splashed by the Champaign.
Well, there were different reactions to this incident. Few people were judging them on religion while there were those from their brethren who felt pride in their caution of practicing religion even on such occasions.
Response on Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid’s Run Away Moment
It was inevitable for people to not judge Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali for running away from the scene after champagne was opened. There were those who just made fun of the situation.
What’s Wrong with Following One’s Religion
According to Muslims what the players did was apt and that’s exactly what a Muslim should do in such situations. As per the Islamic faith, alcohol is forbidden and Muslims should avoid it except in some specific circumstances. What Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid did was to practice their faith in so open. If a vegan abstained from non-veg food items in a party then it wouldn’t have been such an issue. Similarly, if a person runs away to avoid the splash of champagne only because he/she wants to follow a religion then it should have been no issue at all.
This Makes for A Hollow Celebration
England VS New Zealand match in the cricket world cup final was a very thrilling contest. It was marked by ties and super over. Further, this was the very first ever world cup win by England, the country which is home to cricket; therefore it deserved a rocking celebration. But according to this Twitter user, the celebration was hollow because Muslim players had already left it.
Well, this comment is much out of context. The fact that England is a country that once ruled over the world has a diverse world cup winning team with representation from minorities is worth rejoicing over.
Further, Moeen Ali and Rashid Ali just followed their religion; We are sure that by avoiding the champagne splash they didn’t indulge in something that was against the ICC rules.