Eoin Morgan admits re-watching thrilling 2019 World Cup Final three times during lockdown
Following the triumph at the Home of Cricket, Morgan said that his life has changed.
Updated - Jul 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Eoin Morgan, the England ODI and T20I skipper, has admitted that he has watched the 2019 World Cup final as many as three times during the lockdown period. Morgan didn’t have the best of games with the bat, but in the end, he became the first Three Lions’ skipper to lift the coveted trophy. The game had several twists as both England and New Zealand fought tooth and nail.
In the end, England agonisingly got past the Black Caps on account of hitting more boundaries than their opponent. Morgan has been spending time at his residence and during this while, he has had the chance of catching up with the epic game at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The left-handed Morgan said that he’s privileged to watch the match.
It’s an incredible day to sit back and watch: Eoin Morgan
“The last four months have been a bit of a challenge but that’s actually allowed me to watch the World Cup final – I’ve watched it three times now. And that’s allowed me time to sit back and actually enjoy it for the first time,” Morgan was quoted as saying in inews.co.uk.
“It’s an incredible day to sit back and watch. The ebbs and flow of the game, it’s still tense throughout the whole day every time I watch it back. It’s a privilege to watch,” he stated. It was a match where runs couldn’t separate the teams as the Super Over was tied as well.
Even as a number of England players would have kept the medal at their favourite place at home, Morgan gave responsibility of the same to his beloved wife. “I am not really one for memorabilia and also I deal with a bit of a space issue in the flat. I’m pretty sure it’s on the shelf in the hallway,” Morgan stated.
After winning the World Cup, Morgan became the third England sportsperson to win a major world event after Bobby Moore and Martin Johnson. Following the triumph at the Home of Cricket, Morgan said that his life has changed. “I think the profile of the game has lifted quite substantially. Just going off the back of people coming up to me in the street or in a pub or a cafe,” he added.