Eoin Morgan has been one of the busiest captains of late. He has led Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2021 season where he steered his side to the final. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as per the plan when they locked horns with Chennai Super Kings.
CSK beat KKR to win the fourth title. Meanwhile, Morgan has stayed back in the UAE to play the T20 World Cup 2021. England captain made a bold statement about his current batting form. He also echoed that it is not right to be in the team if he is not batting well for the team.
Morgan also hinted at dropping himself if his batting woes continue. He made this statement ahead of England’s opening fixture against West Indies in the Super 12 of the T20 World Cup 2021. The southpaw is known for his potential to be a destructive batsman in the middle-order.
He can change the entire complexion of the game with his batting exploits. Morgan is a clean hitter of the cricket ball and has a pretty good strike rate in the shortest format. However, the fans hardly saw him doing that in the IPL.
Eoin Morgan ready to drop himself
But that doesn’t change the fact that Morgan is a very good captain. He etched his name in the record books when he led his side to the 2019 World Cup title. Talking ahead of the Super 12 clash against West Indies, Morgan said, as quoted by BBC, “I will not stand in the way of the team winning the World Cup. I’ve been short on runs but my captaincy has been pretty good. That is always an option.”
The 35-year-old did not have a good time with the bat in this IPL. He could score only 133 runs at an average of 11.08. Morgan has also not been at his best for England as he scored 82 in 7 T20s this year.
“I wouldn’t be standing here if I hadn’t come out of every bad run of form that I’ve ever had, ” he said, adding, “The nature of T20 cricket and where I bat means I always have to take high-risk options. I’ve come to terms with that.”
Not hitting the ball would also not affect his captaincy, Morgan added and shared that he gets two chances to impact a game, as a leader of the side. “I’ve always managed to compartmentalise both and treat them as two different challenges.
Not being a bowler, being a little bit older and contributing less in the field, I’ve loved the role of captain. You get two bites at the cherry when it comes at impacting the game,” he said.