England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan became the first England and fourth cricketer overall to play 100 T20I matches when England played India in the third T20I on March 16. The ongoing series being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, sees England leading 2-1 over India.
In 100 T20Is, Eoin Morgan has made 2306 runs with 14 fifties and the best score of 91. He averages 30.34 and has a strike-rate of 138.99with 176 fours and 113 sixes to his name. He has led England in 57 T20I matches taking over in 2012 and has won 33 matches and lost 21 with 2 tied and 1 no result and a win-loss percentage of 60.71.
In White Ball Cricket Eoin Morgan Has Finally Given England Cricket An Identity: Andrew Flintoff
Former England captain Andrew Flintoff lauded Eoin Morgan on Twitter and mentioned that England had fluctuating fortunes in white-ball cricket before Morgan took over and gave England’s limited-overs team a brand new identity.
“In my opinion England’s greatest modern day captain as he’s done something no other could ever do .We’ve always had on / off success in test cricket and we still do .But in white ball cricket he’s finally given @englandcricket an identity and have become consistently the best,” Flintoff tweeted.
In my opinion England’s greatest modern day captain as he’s done something no other could ever do .We’ve always had on / off success in test cricket and we still do .But in white ball cricket he’s finally given @englandcricket an identity and have become consistently the best👏🏼 https://t.co/B3iJ5ZNKp7
— Andrew Flintoff (@flintoff11) March 17, 2021
Jos Buttler’s Words Nearly Brought Me To Tears To Be Honest: Eoin Morgan
Before England played in the third T20I against India, Jos Buttler had presented a special cap to captain Eoin Morgan and called him a pioneer for England’s white-ball cricket. He further said that the team loved playing for Morgan thanks to the environment he has created.
Morgan almost cried listening to star batsman Jos Buttler’s words before the visitors took on the field in the third T20I.
“It nearly brought me to tears to be honest. It meant a huge amount, He’s a great friend of mine, our families are quite close, and playing in 100 games is a proud moment for me. But just the words that he said, really did sort of warm my heart and I’m very grateful for it,” Morgan told the host broadcaster after England’s win.
England won the third match and took a 2-1 lead over the hosts India. The fourth T20I will be played on March 18, Thursday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.