Skippers keep mum on Moeen booing

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Both captains involved in the England versus India one-off T20 at Edgbaston were reluctant to comment on the crowd's reaction to England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who was the subject of booing in this game, and in the ODI there.

Both captains involved in the England versus India one-off T20 at Edgbaston were reluctant to comment on the crowd's reaction to England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who was the subject of booing in this game, and in the ODI there.

Moeen, of Pakistani origin but born and raised in Birmingham, found himself booed by India fans in the fourth ODI, as well as in the T20, though much of that abuse came from British Asians supporting India.

The T20, which England won by three runs in exciting circumstances, was the final game of a long tour for India, and neither MS Dhoni nor Eoin Morgan, skipper in place of injured Stuart Broad, wanted to discuss it.

Moeen had said after the ODI at the same ground that the reaction didn't bother him, though he hoped British Asians would support England in future. Morgan, meanwhile, said that: "We all got booed."

Dhoni, meanwhile, was less sympathetic, saying the England fans had it out for Ravi Jadeja during the Test series, after his spat with James ANderson, and asked why the media never asked about those incidents.

He said after the T20: "Did you ever ask about Jadeja getting booed?. (On) the last day of the tour, I don't want to start another controversy."

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