Eoin Morgan, England’s 2019 World Cup-winning captain, announces retirement from all cricket

Eoin Morgan had retired from international cricket in July 2022.

Eoin Morgan last featured for Paarl Royals in SA 20 | TwitterEngland’s 2019 ODI World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan announced his retirement from all cricket on February 13. Morgan captained England in 126 ODIs and 72 T20s, registering 118 wins as skipper across the two formats.

Morgan, 36, retired from international cricket in July 2022 after a 16-year career - first with Ireland, then with England - but continued to play in short-form tournaments around the world.

He captained London Spirit to the Hundred's eliminator last year, was a losing finalist in the Abu Dhabi T10 with New York Strikers, and made seven appearances for Paarl Royals in the recently-concluded SA20.

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Morgan said in a statement on Twitter: "It is with great pride that I am announcing my retirement from all forms of cricket. After much deliberation, I believe that now is the right time to step away from the game that has given me so much over the years.

"I will undoubtedly miss the adventure and challenges of playing professional cricket. Since my retirement from international cricket, I have been able to spend more time with my loved ones, and I look forward to being able to do so more and more in the future."

He said in the statement that he will transition into a career as a broadcaster in international cricket and franchise T20 leagues around the world.


By Jatin Sharma - 13 Feb, 2023

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