Eoin Morgan’s frame is misleading. One might think here is a batsman who will play genuine down the ground strokes, all on the grass. Someone who would rely on brain and not brawn while batting. Well, the England limited overs captain has a lot of brain. He uses it both while leading his side as well as while batting.
Morgan is third on the list of batsmen with most sixes in T20Is, with 111 maximums to his name.With 218 sixes, he is ranked 6th is ODIs, a list which has three retired cricketers. So, effectively he is third among active players.
This makes Morgan an extremely deceptive batsman, someone who might avoid being in the radar of opposition bowlers as a big striker and then come out with the bazooka hits.
He will become the 21st cricketer to reach the milestone. The list is headed by West Indies T20 legend Chris Gayle, who is just 22 sixes shy of completing 1000 maximums, which will surely be a huge record.