IPL 2020: WATCH – Eoin Morgan Feels Elated on Becoming a Father

Published 04/13/2020, 10:08 AM EDT


The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League has come to a halt to the coronavirus pandemic in the world. IPL 2020 was scheduled to start from March 29 with the opening match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. 

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However, BCCI decided to postpone the league till April 15 as the virus started spreading in India. But the situation has now worsened with time and the lockdown has also been extended. Therefore, the chances of IPL 2020 getting canceled are high. More than 9150 people have been tested positive for the COVID-19 while nearly 308 have lost their life. 

The suspension of the IPL 2020 has proved to be beneficial for the England cricketer Eoin Morgan. Eoin and wife Tara became parents on 9th March and named the baby boy Leo Louis Oliver Morgan. This self quartination period is giving the cricketer an ample amount of time to spend with his newborn.

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Eoin was picked up by the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2019 auction. 

Recently, the official twitter handle of KKR posted a video of Eoin Morgan in which he talks about various topics. 

Take a look at the video by KKR

 

Eion Morgan’s interview on IPL 2020

During the interview, Morgan talked about a lot of things ranging from his life in quarantine to his newborn baby, cricket and interaction with IPL teammates. 

The World Cup-winning skipper quoted, “It’s a very strange time for everybody at the moment. For us (him and his wife Tara Morgan), we have a new-born baby at home. He’s just three weeks old so we’ve been very lucky that we’re getting the best out of this bad situation. I’ve been able to spend a lot of time with him. Everybody’s goal is to hopefully not contract the virus and then come out of the other side healthy, along with the rest of the family,”  

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He further added, “It’s been amazing! It’s very difficult to describe until you go through it. Everybody says that, and we were waiting on his arrival to know if that was true. I must have changed almost thousands of nappies by now but I am loving it. Thoroughly enjoying it now,”

The England skipper was all praises for his IPL team captain Dinesh Kartik. 

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Morgan revealed, “I have spoken to DK a lot and I met up with him just before Christmas when I was out in Mumbai. He’s a fantastic guy, a great cricketer and I’m looking forward to helping him in whatever way I can. While I’m here to help, I also want to learn as much as I can from him. There are a lot of dynamics about being a captain when you’re playing in India that I don’t know about, I’ll be picking his brain the whole time,” 

He signed off saying, “I’ll naturally be myself and try to give as much as I can just like the rest of the international players. But it’s going to be fascinating to see how and when we get to play and how the competition lines up. Because everybody is going to come out of isolation extremely excited, rearing to go, batting, bowling, fielding the whole lot,”. 

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Sakshi Jain

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