MOEEN ALI and Adil Rashid found themselves running for cover to avoid the champagne spray during England’s World Cup celebrations – and fans loved it.
The hosts won the tournament for the first time since it started in 1975 after defeating New Zealand in an ultra-dramatic sudden-death Super Over at Lord’s.
Triumphant England fans were pictured going wild last night long after Eoin Morgan’s men had already popped the champagne – while the players partied hard with their Wags afterwards.
After watching his captain lift the trophy, Jonny Bairstow sprayed a bottle over his team-mates but Ali and Rashid were spotted rushing from the podium.
The duo are devout Muslims, a religion which forbids the consumption of alcohol, and they both escaped to avoid being doused by bubbly.
Ali and Rashid were clearly ready for the customary champagne to be unveiled as they had positioned themselves on the outskirts of the group.
The video of the pair went viral on social media and fans loved the England heroes both enjoying the moment while upholding their religious beliefs.
One wrote: “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.”
A third added: “Huge Respect for our Two Muslim Brothers. Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali ♥️ Celebrating within limits.”
In his post-match press conference, Dublin-born skipper 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.”