Eoin Morgan, considered one of the most successful captains in the history of English cricket, announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday. The 35-year-old led the team to its first global 50-over title at the 2019 World Cup, and the No. 1 ranking in one-day internationals and Twenty20s.

“After careful deliberation and consideration, I am here to announce my retirement from international cricket with immediate effect,” Morgan said in a statement on Tuesday. 

“To call time on what has been without doubt the most enjoyable and rewarding chapter of my career hasn’t been an easy decision, but I believe now is the right time to do so, both for me, personally, and for both England white-ball sides I have led to this point,” he added. 

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Following his announcement, several people from the cricket fraternity and fans took to social media to wish him luck for his “second innings.”

“It was on the cards and he has taken the correct decision. Eoin Morgan can be extremely proud of what he has accomplished with this English team. The firebrand cricket that they played in white-ball since 2015 was just astounding,” one person wrote.

“Eoin Morgan was a class act, At his rampaging best, an absolutely unstoppable white ball player. Yet it’s a testament to his leadership that he will be remembered even more for helping shape an England side that became a World Champion,” wrote another person. 

“The best leaders know when it’s time to go. Eoin Morgan is very astute. He’s not worth his place as a batter any more and leaves before the clamour gets loud. He’s achieved greatness and leaves England’s white ball team the best it’s ever been. Well played sir!” another Twitter user wrote.