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Eoin Morgan reveals his cricketing idols, joker of England squad and more

Recently, Morgan became the first England batsman to score over 6,000 runs in international one-day cricket.

England captain Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

England captain Eoin Morgan is credited along with former England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) director Andrew Strauss for rejuvenating England’s limited-overs fortune in the aftermath of their ICC World Cup 2015 disaster, where they were dumped after the group stages with a loss to Bangladesh.

Since then, England have shed their posh image in limited-overs cricket and went for white-ball specialists, filled their squad with big-hitting batsmen, capable all-rounders and serious fast bowlers. The Brits have formed a formidable team that sits at the no.1 spot in the ICC ODI team rankings and is also rated high in the T20I rankings as well.

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Eoin Morgan is pretty quick-witted when it comes to answering questions

England’s team reached the finals of the ICC World T20 2016 and since then has put up more than 5 totals of over 400 in ODIs, including breaking the record for the highest team total in ODIs twice, and currently hold the record with 481/6 made against Australia.

All this has been possible due to some brave captaincy by Eoin Morgan and his vision for a better England team in the future. Recently, Morgan became the first England batsman to score over 6,000 runs in international one-day cricket and has 12 centuries to his name.

Morgan was recently interviewed by ESPNCricinfo for its 25 questions segment. In this segment, an ESPNCricinfo.com interviewer asks him 25 random questions regarding cricket, personal life, and his team.

Eoin Morgan is pretty quick-witted when it comes to answering questions with humour and is generally likeable. When he was asked about the fiercest bowler he has ever faced in his career, Morgan had no doubts about the answer and named former Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait, who actually bowled at the speed of light.

Named ‘the wild thing’ for his erratic bowling, Shaun Tait played 3 Tests, 35 ODIs and 21 T20Is for Australia and won the ICC World Cup in 2007 with the team. However, his bowling action took a toll on his health and curtailed his career sooner than expected.

Next, Morgan was asked about the joker of the England squad and Morgan named all-rounder Moeen Ali. When asked to elaborate, Morgan said that Ali was genuinely funny and quick-witted when it came to keeping everyone on their toes.

Lastly, the interviewer asked Morgan about his cricketing idols and Morgan actually named two players. One was former England batsman Graham Thorpe and other was Windies legend, Brian Lara. Both batsmen were left-handed as Morgan is and had wonderful careers for their respective teams. Lara is considered a legend in the world of cricket while Thorpe is considered one of the most underrated England players ever.

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