ECB confirms Eoin Morgan’s retirement from international cricket

LONDON: The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that the white-ball captain of the National Men’s team – Eoin Morgan, has hung up his boots from international cricket with immediate effect.

In an official statement, the ECB has confirmed that England’s white-ball captain Morgan has called off his 13-years-long career for the country.

Speaking on the occasion, the 35-years-old stated that he got to the decision after careful deliberation and consideration, whereas claimed it to be the right time and right thing for both him and England’s white-ball sides.

“After careful deliberation and consideration, I am here to announce my retirement from international cricket with immediate effect,” Morgan was quoted by the ECB.

“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,” he added.

Amid his 13-year international career with England, Morgan became the first captain to lead England to World Cup glory in 2019. The left-handed batter was also a part of England’s 2010 T20 World Cup-winning squad, held in the West Indies.

The left-handed batter is the all-time leading run-scorer and most-capped player for England Men in both ODIs and T20Is. In his record-breaking 225 ODIs, Morgan scored 6,957 runs, including 13 centuries at an average of 39.75.

In his 126 ODIs as captain, Morgan enjoyed 76 victories at the winning percentage of 60 – the best by an England captain in ODIs. In T20Is, however, he captained the England side in 72 matches, equal to India’s MS Dhoni as the most in the limited-overs format.

He also holds the world record for the highest number of sixes in an ODI inning, with 17 against Afghanistan at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

He led England to the top of the ICC world rankings during his seven years as the Men’s ODI captain, winning notable series against all the major nations.

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