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Eoin Morgan announces his retirement from all forms of cricket

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Former English left-handed batter Eoin Morgan has retired from all forms of cricket at the age of 36

 

Former English left-handed batter Eoin Morgan, who made England the ODI World Series winner in 2019, has retired from all forms of cricket at the age of 36. Morgan retired from international cricket last year in June. Six months later, he decided to end his career as a player altogether.

Morgan played his last match for the PR in the semi-finals of the SA 20 League. He scored 128 runs in six innings of this tournament at a strike rate of 145.45 with the highest score of 64. Morgan, who was active in international cricket for 16 years, started his international career for Ireland. However, he later played for England and is among the country's greatest players.

"It is with great pride that I announce my retirement from all forms of cricket, which has given me so much over the years, from joining Middlesex in 2005 to moving to England and South Africa," Morgan said in a statement. I have enjoyed every moment of playing in the league. As in every sportsperson's career, I too have had my ups and downs, but my family and friends have been there for me through it all. A special thank you to my wife Tara, my family and close friends who have supported me unconditionally."

He further added “I would also like to thank all my teammates, coaches, fans and people behind the scenes who have not only made me the player I have become but also the person I am today. Thanks to cricket, I have been able to travel the world. I have met so many incredible people, many of whom I have made forever friends with. Playing for franchise teams around the world has given me so many memories, that I will cherish forever."

Morgan said "Since retiring from international cricket, I have been able to spend more time with my loved ones, and I look forward to being able to do more and more of this in the future. I will undoubtedly enjoy the thrill and challenges of professional cricket." Will miss you. Although I am retiring as a player, I will still be involved in the game. Working with broadcasters in international and franchise tournaments as a commentator and cricket pundit. I sincerely look forward to the future I am."

Morgan scored 5,042 runs in first-class cricket, 11,654 runs in List A and 7,780 runs in T20Is, which started back in 2006. In this, he scored 13 centuries. He was the most successful captain of England in ODIs. He led his team to victory in 76 out of 126 matches. He scored 2458 runs in 115 T20 matches at a strike rate of 136.18 with 14 fifties.

He was also a part of the team that won the first T20 WC for England in the West Indies in 2010. Morgan was also the captain of the team that lost the final in the 2016 T20 WC. As captain, he won England's 42 T20 matches in 72 matches.

Under the leadership of Morgan, England started playing fearlessly and made the biggest score in ODI cricket several times. Morgan became the first captain to win the ODI WC for England. In 2019, England defeated New Zealand in a super over at their home in a thrilling match. Under the leadership of Morgan, the England team crossed the 400 mark in ODIs several times. At present, the three biggest scores in ODI cricket are in the name of England only.

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