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Watched the World Cup final three times during lockdown: Morgan


It’s been exactly one year since England won their first-ever World Cup and the winning captain Eoin Morgan went back to the flashback to talk about the historical scenes.

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While almost every corner of the world is at a pause right now due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was quite the opposite last year on this day as the cricket world witnessed the greatest ever final till date between England and New Zealand at The Lords.

England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, who doesn’t feature in the Test side is sitting back home and spending time with his family during their one-year anniversary of the historical moment. While the last four months had been difficult, Morgan had a positive side to pick as he managed to watch the highlights of the final thrice during the lockdown.

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“Obviously the last four months has 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. That’s allowed me time to sit back and actually enjoy it for the first time. It’s been an incredible day to sit back and watch. It’s still tense throughout the whole day every time I watch it and watching it back, the ebbs and flow of the game, is a privilege,” he said.

Morgan also had words full of praise for the New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and also revealed that he went to their dressing room and spent half an hour with the players after the final.

“After we lifted the trophy and did a lap of honour, both teams were on the outfield with family, friends, kids, interacting, talking the whole time. I made a conscious effort to try that night and I went across to their changing room and spent maybe… to be honest I couldn’t put a time on it, 20 minutes, half an hour just chatting about the day and how ridiculous it was, and had a beer with him.”

“Over the next two or three weeks I spoke to him two or three times, just to talk about the game, to try and understand it a bit more, the context of it. Kane’s an unbelievable guy, a great human. One of the best players of our generation, and he played such a pivotal role throughout that World Cup for the Black Caps and in selling the game. He scored just over 30% of their runs throughout the whole World Cup,” he concluded.

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