Chris Silverwood is a good coach, he looked after players, says Moeen Ali

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Chris Silverwood is a good coach, he looked after players, says Moeen Ali

England all-rounder Moeen Ali said former England head coach Chris Silverwood, was a “brilliant” person who looked after the players.

After the Three Lions’ humiliation in the Ashes, England Cricket Board (ECB) released a statement saying that men’s coach Chris Silverwood has been relieved from his duties. Moeen Ali said it’s a shame that Silverwood is not with the England team now.

“One thing with Silverwood, he tries to look after the players and he’s a brilliant person, he’s a very good coach,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Moeen Ali as saying.

“It’s a shame he’s obviously not there anymore but he’s made lots of friends and he can go with a lot of respect because he was such a good guy,” he added.

In the fifth Ashes Test, Australia defeated England by 146 runs at the Blundstone Arena last month. With this win, Australia clinched a 4-0 victory in the five-match Ashes series.

“It’s always sad when people leave, the guys are good guys. And they’ve all done a great job. But at the end of the day everything is about results and we had a poor Ashes. And these things happen,” said Moeen while speaking about Silverwood.

“It’s not a job forever. They tried to do the best for the players. But these things happen when you have a bad tour like Australia. That is big for England, people then always after that get sacked, so it’s very sad,” he added.

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