On Tuesday, England’s World Cup-winning captain, Eoin Morgan, will retire from all forms of international cricket (June 28). It will be the end of his spectacular white-ball career, which saw him score over 10,000 runs in ODIs and T20Is.

Although Morgan, 35, had earlier declared his desire to lead England in the next T20 World Cup in Australia, it is thought that he has changed his mind and opted to stop playing for England in international cricket due to growing concerns about his health and condition. In his last 28 England outings, the powerful middle-order batsman has only scored two half-centuries.

In one-day international matches, Morgan amassed a total of 7701 runs, of which 6957 came after he moved from supporting Ireland to England in 2009. His seven-year leadership tenure, which changed the country’s white-ball game, will eventually be what defines his legacy, even if it still stands as England’s highest ODI score.

He took over as captain just before the 2015 World Cup, succeeding Alastair Cook. However, once England was eliminated from Bangladesh, the true work of reform started. Under Morgan and subsequently coach Trevor Bayliss, England had a bunch of power hitters who routinely smashed 300+ runs. In 2019, a dramatic World Cup triumph at Lord’s was the culmination of everything.