Tributes are pouring in from all over after Eoin Morgan announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday. Morgan, who led England to the 2019 World Cup title, took off his shoes after poor form. England all-rounder Moeen Ali called Morgan the country’s “greatest white-ball captain ever”. Moin, who played under Morgan and former India captain MS Dhoni, compared the leadership styles of both the players, saying that there is not much difference in terms of their approach.
“I have played under him (Morgan). I have played under MS Dhoni as well. There is not much difference between the two in terms of characteristics – very calm, very loyal to their players. Brilliant captain, brilliant player,” IPL Moin, who played for the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in India, said during a conversation with Sports Tak.
“He (Morgan) has taken England from the dark days to the very best. We were terrible at white-ball cricket before that and he changed the mindset of the players. In fact, the way England is playing Test cricket is It’s because of him. He showed that if you have the mindset, you can play fearless cricket, which is what we’re playing now. He’s the greatest white-ball captain ever,” said Moon.
Morgan is widely credited with bringing about a drastic change in the way white-ball cricket is played in England and his captaincy has seen England win the 50-over World Cup in 2019 and the side won the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup. I also made a place.
The side also reached the semi-finals of the 2017 Champions Trophy and the T20 World Cup in 2021. The now 35-year-old made his ODI debut in 2006 as he first played for Ireland while his T20 debut came four years later. Playing for England in 2009.
Morgan, who started his international cricket career with Ireland, has played 225 ODIs and 115 T20Is for England, a record for the Three Lions.
He has so far scored 7,701 runs in 248 ODIs at an average of 39.29, including 14 centuries and 47 fifties. He has also scored 2,458 runs in 115 T20Is.
Morgan’s Test numbers are a bit heavy as he was sidelined after scoring 700 runs in 16 Tests at an average of 30.43.
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