The Monday reports revealed that England’s white-ball captain Eoin Morgan is to bid farewell to international cricket on June 28th, and the news has turned out to be true. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed an end to Morgan’s captaincy and playing career through an article on their website, praising the man for his contributions to the evolution of white-ball cricket in the realm.
His retirement marks 7-year completion of his captaincy career and 14 years as England’s player. Morgan made his international debut for Ireland in 2006 and featured in 23 ODIs for his native country till 2009. Later, he was seen serving England and has donned three Lion jerseys in 225 ODIs amassing 6957 runs.
As far as t20I are concerned, he made his debut for England in 2009. Playing 115 games, Morgan has scored 2458 runs in the format. The ex-skipper also has 16 test caps to his name. He was named skipper of the team in 2014 ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015 taking over Sir Alastair Cook and has been a vital cog for the team since then.
Morgan won England their first-ever ODI World Cup, winning the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 after the super-over tie against New Zealand. The winners were decided on behalf of the boundary count. However, his form has been suffering since then including a series of injury
The under-pressure player, after seeing concerns raised on his form and fitness, has analyzed that he needs to take a decision for his team, paving a way for others to be delighted with England’s white-ball captaincy. If the reports heard are true, the current deputy of Morgan, Jos Buttler is likely to step in his shoes.
As being quoted by ECB, Morgan stated,
“After careful deliberation and consideration, I am here to announce my retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. To call time on what has been without a doubt the most enjoyable and rewarding chapter of my career hasn’t been an easy decision, but I believe now is the right time to do so, both for me, personally, and for both England white-ball sides I have led to this point.”