The celebrations were in full swing with England winning the world cup Cricket and two of the players were captured running for cover from champagne spray during their side’s World Cup celebrations.

Birmingham-born Moeen Ali and Yorkshire spinner Adil Rashid, ran for cover as Jonny Bairstow sprayed a bottle of champagne on the podium.

Fans seemed to love it, with one writing: “Omg I’m laughing so much Pree Moeen Ali & Rashids facial reaction to the champagne celebration! Real Muslim brothers!”

Another said: “Amazing! Rashid and Moeen Ali ran away from champagne spray during celebrations.”

Moeen has revealed the reason why the pair stepped away, writing for the Guardian”Once again you will have seen Rash and myself stepping away when the champagne was sprayed on the podium and I find it weird that people still think it is strange that we do it.

“We respect our teammates and their desire to do this, they respect our beliefs.

“It’s really that simple.

“The amazing thing about our team is that guys took time out very early on to talk to us about our religion and our culture.

“They have made adjustments for us and we have for them.

“And we live in harmony.”

The all-rounder added: “It doesn’t matter where you come from or what you believe in, if you can come together with a common purpose – in our case winning the World Cup – and you show courage, unity and respect (our team mantra) you can achieve anything.

“Respect is having respect for the people you play with and against, and respect for the shirt.

“Unity is about sticking together but also uniting the country.

“That was always the bigger cause for us, not just the cricket.

“And courage is about having the courage to play our way and not shy away from this when things get tough.”

After the win, captain Morgan was asked if England had enjoyed the famed luck of the Irish.

He replied: “I spoke to Adil (Rashid), he said Allah was definitely with us.

“It actually epitomises our team.

“Quite diverse backgrounds and cultures and guys grow up in different countries and to actually find humour in the situation we were in at times was pretty cool.”



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