England’s ODI World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The English cricketer had quit international cricket last July after going through a bad form in batting; he will no longer play in the leagues he has been participating in over the last few months.
Announcing his retirement, Morgan said, “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. From moving to England in 2005 to join Middlesex, right up to the very end, playing for Paarl Royals in SA20, I have cherished every moment.”
Morgan has represented England in 248 ODI matches scoring 7701 runs at an average of 39.09. The left-hander has also represented England in 115 T20Is and 16 Tests. Morgan is one of the few cricketers who has played for both Ireland and England. Representing Ireland, the batsman has scored 744 runs in 23 ODIs.
Morgan further added, “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. Having said that, I will undoubtedly miss the adventure and challenges of playing professional cricket.”
Morgan clarified that after retiring from all forms of cricket, he would focus more on his commentary career.