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#powerofsport: Eoin Morgan plays cricket with Afghan family

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The skipper of England’s cricket team, the newly crowned world champions, Eoin Morgan shared a picture of him playing cricket with an Afghan family at a local park. His post gained massive traction on social media as netizens flocked on Twitter to express admiration for the English skipper.

Sharing his photo with the kids of an afghan family, he explained how the family had stopped and requested him to play cricket with them after returning back home from dinner. His image received 35,000 likes on Twitter.

You know that thing that happens at weddings, when you laugh so hard and are smiling all day, and then you wake up with sore ribs. That’s what I have had since then.

“On the walk home from dinner this evening I was asked to play a game with this lovely Afghan family. #ThePowerofsport” Morgan tweeted.

Former England bowler Tim Bresnan was full of praises for England’s leading run-scorer, tweeting: “This deserves a million RTs #powerofsport.”

Afghanistan bowler Rashid Khan also lauded the humble gesture of Eoin Morgan and called him a “Legend”, while England footballer Peter Reid simply replied with four clapping hands emojis.

Eoin Morgan helped the England cricket team lift the World Cup trophy after a thrilling final against New Zealand early July. With Irish roots, Eoin Morgan has become the first captain to hold the honors for the English cricket team.

The delighted captain is still basking in the world cup triumph. Explaining his state after an exhilarating win, Morgan had joked, “You know that thing that happens at weddings when you laugh so hard and are smiling all day, and then you wake up with sore ribs. That’s what I have had since then.”

Read more: “Allah was with us”: says Eoin Morgan on World Cup win

Earlier, his statement of having ‘Allah beside us’ in the World Cup finals gained popularity on social media. He was hailed for acknowledging the diversity of cultures and religion in his team, which became the maiden squad for England to win the World Cup final, during his post-World Cup presser.

“It actually epitomizes our team. It has quite diverse backgrounds and cultures… to actually find humor in the situation that we were in at the time was pretty cool,” Morgan had said.