Former England captain Eoin Morgan has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. The 36-year-old previously retired from International cricket on 28 June 2022. Under Morgan, England won the World Cup in 2019 and reached the top of the one-day and Twenty20 rankings.
Since then he has been playing in T20 leagues like SA20 and the Hundred. Morgan ended his career as England's leading run-scorer in one-day and T20 cricket with 6,957 and 2,458 runs respectively. Morgan's tally of 225 ODIs and 115 T20s is also a record in English Cricket. Talking about his stats in overall T20s, Morgan ends his career with over 24,000 professional runs in 855 appearances in over 20 years.
Talking about his retirement, Morgan released a statement on his Twitter account. In the statement, the left-hander stated that this was the right moment to hang up his boots.
The statement 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."
Further addressing his retirement, Morgan talked about spending time with his family which he missed during his career. He said, "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.
The 36-year-old also expressed a desire to work in broadcasting and cover international and franchise tournaments. He said, "Although I am calling time on my playing career, I will still be involved in the game, working alongside broadcasters at international and franchise tournaments as a commentator and pundit. I am sincerely looking forward to what the future holds."