Eoin Morgan is one of those rare cricketers, who appeared for two international teams. And then, he went on to lead England Cricket Team, which will always remain at the top of his career. Meanwhile, Morgan is still leading the side to victory with his astute captaincy and match-saviour knocks. However, he reveals why he didn’t succeed in Tests. Eoin Morgan, in his recent interview, said he had been part of a great Test team when Andrew Strauss was leading the side. But, Morgan admitted he wasn’t at his best to continue in the team for a more extended period.
I had my chance to play Test cricket – Eoin Morgan
The flamboyant cricketer quoted he has got the chance to display his skills in red-ball cricket but unfortunately, failed to survive. Further, he also added he wasn’t quite good enough to continue as well.
Meanwhile, the England captain also spoke on his side’s clean-sweep over Islanders in their backyard. He feels it was a top-class effort from the boys for achieving such an achievement away from home.
“I had my chance to play Test cricket. I played in a very good team, in a very good environment, under an exceptional captain in Andrew Strauss,” Morgan told ESPNcricinfo. I think a lot of people that come and go in Test match cricket and don’t make the most of their opportunity sometimes look back and wish that they could have been part of a better team or a more expansive or disciplined team. There’s always a different aspect because it’s a failure in a way. I think people find it hard to say they just weren’t good enough and I don’t think I was.”
“One thing I see particularly on this tour, where the guys won 3-0 and it was unbelievable to watch, was that they’re playing with clarity and the way that they want to. That for me signifies that they’re playing in Joe Root’s way and with everybody in the team’s way. To watch that as a fan is great to see,” he added.
Well, Eoin Morgan admitting his failure to survive in Test format speaks volumes of his character. However, as they say, everything happens for a reason, Eoin Morgan concentrating on the limited-overs is paying him rich dividends.