England's World Cup-winning Eoin Morgan has decided to retire from all forms of the game. Morgan believes that the time is right for such a decision. "It is with great pride that I am announcing my retirement from all forms of cricket," Morgan said, as quoted by cricbuzz.
"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."
Eoin Morgan's career
His career is filled with many successes.
There were also some 'sad' moments, but that is an integral part of the sport. Morgan did not forget to thank everyone who was by his side throughout his career. "As there are in every sportsperson's career, there have been highs and lows, but my family and friends have been by my side throughout it all.
I also must thank all my teammates, coaches, fans, and those behind the scenes who not only made me the player I became but have also made me the man I am today. Thanks to cricket, I have been able to travel the world and meet incredible people, many of whom I have developed lifelong friendships with.
Playing for franchise teams across the globe has given me so many memories that I will hold onto forever." Although he is sad about the end of his career, Morgan will still be able to spend more time with his family, which he obviously missed all these years.
"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."