On Thursday Mark Ramprakash, the English batting coach said Eoin Morgan‘s strong character will see the skipper come good at the on going International Cricket Council World Cup 2015.
On Friday England will compete next with New Zealand here, having lost their first match against Australia by 111 runs. Morgan’s captaincy was lambasted and his form came under investigation following 4 ducks in his previous five matches.
Ramprakash, who played 52 Tests and 18 One-Day internationals (ODIs) was quoted as saying by bbc.com: “In terms of handling the pressures you couldn’t ask for a better character to be able to handle it.
He’s had this amazing run where he’s found different ways to get out. If it was another person, another character, then I might have real cause for concern because I think it would weigh heavily on their mind.”
Ramprakash applauded the way Morgan has replied to taking over as One Day International skipper from Alastair Cook.
Ramprakash said that he has been very impressed with the way Eoin’s dealt with taking over the team but also the way he lead to distinguish between the captaincy and the leadership part with his own match.
He also added that he would never say “I think you should do this”. He thinks about his own game. He knows his power. So the burden of duty is on him because of his experience.
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, who has played with Eoin Morgan with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), narrated Eoin Morgan as a “tough bloke” and a “champion player”.
Brendon McCullum said that he caught up with him last night but they did not talk about it. He is one of his good friends from around the globe in cricketing world. He is going through a wee bit of a difficult time at the moment, but tough times do not last, tough blokes do.
Probably on Friday they are capable to keep Eoin Morgan quiet but he is very confident at some point he will bounce out of it because he is a class cricketer and a tough bloke too.