England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has announced retirement from all forms of international cricket. Morgan stepped down as England’s leading run-scorer and the most capped cricketer in both ODI and T20I formats.
Morgan is the only English captain who led his team to a World Cup title in 2019. Morgan last played for England in the Netherlands series where he led his side to a 3-0 victory.
Speaking to the media, Morgan said that he came to the realization of retirement after struggling against the Netherlands. He spoke to England’s Managing Director Rob Keys and newly appointed head coach Matthew Motts after which he decided to take the unfortunate step.
Morgan’s announcement shocked the cricketing fraternity that honored his contribution. His announcement had been expected after he extended his period in which he had struggled with consistency and injuries.
Eoin Morgan will continue to play domestic cricket for London Spirit. He will lead the side at Hundred this summer. Apart from that, Morgan will also join the Sky Sports commentary team for the upcoming white-ball series between India and South Africa.
Morgan took over the reins of the English side from Alastair Cook in 2015. He successfully led his side to the final of the 2016 T-20 World Cup and then recorded history by lifting the World Cup in 2019. Morgan captained England in 126 ODI’s and 72 T-20’s.
Initially belonging to Ireland, Morgan switched his allegiance to England in 2009. He made his debut in 2010 and played 16 tests for England from 2010 to 2012 where he scored a couple of tons. He remains the highest capped England white-ball cricketer with representing the side in 340 international games.
Morgan has been accredited for England’s white-ball revolution since 2015. His excellence and supremacy as England’s skipper will be cherished forever. Morgan will be succeeded by astonishing batsman Jos Buttler who will take over England’s white-ball captaincy with the upcoming white balls series against Jos Buttler.