Eoin Morgan has given England Cricket a boost by pledging his commitment to play in the next two T20 World Cups.
Morgan hopes England can become the first country to be in possession of the two World Cups, after their scintillating triumph as hosts in the 50-over tournament last year.
England are due to play in the first of the two T20 World Cups in Australia from October 18 to November 15. The next mega competition after that will take place in India just 12 months later. Morgan will be 35 when the latter tournament is played, and it looks the likeliest time for him to step down as England’s white-ball skipper.
Last summer saw England’s maiden win in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup, although Paul Collingwood led them to victory in what was then called the World Twenty20 in the Caribbean in 2010.
Morgan is not finding this period of self-isolation too alien. He had already bunkered down two months ago, after his wife Tara gave birth to their first baby, son Leo.
“We have been in lockdown for around 11 weeks. The pandemic has hit everybody hard. In the UK, it’s been devastating to see the number of people passing away and the ones who are struggling with the virus.
For myself, I’m well and healthy. Me and my family as well. And we’ve good news as my wife gave birth to her first child, Leo, 12 weeks ago. It’s been a silver lining in this situation. We are happy, and touch wood, we are soaking up being at home, enjoying and staying safe,” Morgan told Anis Sajan on his chat show ‘Cricket Talks’.
During his interaction with Sajan, who is the also mentor of team Delhi Bulls in the T10 League, Morgan answered a plethora of rapid-fire questions as well. The English skipper in white-ball cricket picked Argentine forward Lionel Messi over Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo as his favourite footballer.
Talking about his favourite Bollywood actress, Morgan picked Deepika Padukone over Priyanka Chopra. “I have seen some of her movies with Shah Rukh.”
“I met her at the KKR, and she is in Hollywood as well”.
Morgan was all set to ply his trade for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), but the IPL Governing Council had to postpone the 13th season of the cash-rich tournament due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic across the country.