Eoin Morgan Announces Retirement From International Cricket With Immediate Effect
Eoin Morgan Announces Retirement From International Cricket With Immediate Effect

Eoin Morgan has officially announced his retirement from international cricket, according to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Morgan was the captain of England’s men’s white-ball team.

The 35-year-old captained England Men to their first-ever ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup victory at Lord’s in 2019. He played for England for 13 years. He also competed for England in the 2010 ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup, which was held in the Caribbean.

In all ODI and T20I games, Morgan has scored the most runs for England Men overall and has received the most caps.

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. (Photo: Twitter)

Eoin Morgan Is The Most Successful English Captain In White Ball Cricket

He led England to the top of the ICC world rankings through his seven-year reign as the Men’s ODI captain, including noteworthy series triumphs over all the major nations.

His 6,957 runs, including 13 hundreds, and an average of 39.75 were scored in 225 ODI appearances, which is a record. The highest win record by any England Men’s ODI Captain in the history of the game of 76 victories in 126 games came under Morgan with a win rate of 60%.

He captained England in 72 T20 internationals which is a record also held by MS Dhoni. He played 115 times for England, making 2,458 runs in all. He received 16 Test cricket caps over a three-year span and scored two centuries.

With 17 sixes against Afghanistan at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, he also holds the record for the most sixes in an ODI inning.

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan (Image: Twitter)

Announcing his retirement Eoin Morgan said:

“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.

“From my start in the international arena with Ireland to win the World Cup in 2019, I have never lost sight of how integral family support is to any international sportsperson. To my Mum and Dad, my wife, Tara, and our family around the world thank you for your unconditional support throughout the good and more challenging times in my career. Without you all, this incredible journey would not have been possible.

Eoin Morgan, England, 2019 World Cup
Eoin Morgan poses with the 2019 World Cup. Image-Getty

“I must also thank my teammates, coaches, supporters, and those behind the scenes who have made my career and any successes possible. I am hugely proud of what I have achieved as a player and captain, but the things I will cherish and remember the most are the memories I made with some of the greatest people I know along the way.

I have been lucky enough to play in two World Cup-winning teams, but I believe the future for England’s white-ball teams is brighter than ever. We have more experience, more strength and more depth than ever before. I look forward to watching on with a huge level of excitement.

Eoin Morgan Announces Retirement From International Cricket With Immediate Effect Eoin Morgan Announces Retirement From International Cricket With Immediate Effect Eoin Morgan Announces Retirement From International Cricket With Immediate Effect Eoin Morgan Announces Retirement From International Cricket With Immediate Effect

Jos Buttler is expected to take over the captaincy from Morgan in white-ball cricket.

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