"Changed the way people think and play the game": Morgan hailed by peers after retirement

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Tributes have been pouring in for Eoin Morgan after the former England captain announced his retirement on Tuesday, 28 June.

Eoin Morgan called time on his 16-year international career earlier today. Having made his debut for Ireland in 2006, Morgan went on to play for England and retires as one of their greatest white-ball players. 

 "After careful deliberation and consideration, I am here to announce my retirement from international cricket with immediate effect," said Morgan.

"To call time on what has been without 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.

"I have been lucky enough to play in two World Cup winning teams, but I believe the future for England's white-ball teams is brighter than ever. We have more experience, more strength and more depth than ever before. I look forward to watching on with a huge level of excitement."

Morgan retires as England's leading run-scorer in ODIs. as well as their most successful captain in 50-over cricket. In 225 ODIs, the southpaw scored 6957 runs in 225 ODIs for England, including 13 centuries. Before playing for England, Morgan represented Ireland as well, where he scored 744 runs in 23 matches at an average of 35.42.

The 35-year-old has been credited for bringing about a revolution in white-ball cricket since taking over as England captain in 2015. Under his captaincy, England famously won the 2019 Cricket World Cup in front of their home fans at Lord's. He was also a part of the 2010 England squad that won the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean. 

Since he announced his retirement, tributes have been flowing in from around the globe, praising the former captain for his immense contribution to the game.









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