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Eoin Morgan Announces Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket


Eoin Morgan, a former England white-ball captain, has declared his retirement from all forms of cricket. Eoin Morgan has ended an illustrious international career that started in 2006.

Morgan is both the most successful ODI skipper and leading run-scorer for England. With 13 hundred, Morgan has 6957 runs for England in 225 ODIs. In ODI cricket, Morgan has 7701 runs overall and 14 centuries.

Eoin Morgan led England in 126 games, winning 76 of them for 65.25% of winning. His most remarkable accomplishment was leading England to their first World Cup victory in men’s cricket in 2019 on home soil.

Additionally, Morgan had great success as a T20I cricket player, amassing 2458 runs in 115 games, 14 half-centuries, with a strike rate of 136.18. He has won 42 of the 72 games he has coached his team in, making him the most successful T20I skipper in international cricket history.

Now is the right time to step away 

Announcing his retirement, Morgan said in a statement, “It is with great pride that I am announcing my retirement from all forms of cricket. After much deliberation, I believe that now is the right time to step away from the game that has given me so much over the years.

From moving to England in 2005 to join Middlesex, right up to the very end, playing for Paarl Royals in SA20, I have cherished every moment.”

“As there are in every sportsperson’s career, there have been highs and lows, but my family and friends have been by my side throughout it all. I would like to say a particularly special thank you to my wife, Tara, my family and close friends who have supported me unconditionally.

I also must thank all my teammates, coaches, fans, and those behind the scenes who not only made me the player I became but have also made me the man I am today.” 

“Thanks to cricket, have been able to travel the world and meet incredible people. many of whom I have developed lifelong friendships with. Playing for franchise teams across the globe has given me so many memories that I will hold onto forever.”

Will spend more time with loved ones

“Since my retirement from international cricket, have been able to spend more time with my loved ones, and I look forward to being able to do so more and more in the future. Having said that, I will undoubtedly miss the adventure and challenges of playing professional cricket.”

“Although I am calling time on my playing career. I will still be involved in the game: working alongside broadcasters at international and franchise tournaments as a commentator and pundit. I am sincerely looking forward to what the future holds,” he concluded. 

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