“Sport has the power to change the world,” the legendary South African activist Nelson Mandela once said. A week after England lifted their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup trophy under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, An Afghan family had the privilege to play cricket with the English skipper. Morgan took to Twitter and posted a picture with the family as well. Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Jofra Archer and Jonny Bairstow as Old Fellas! CWC Twitter Handle Uses Faceapp to Age Pics of England Winners.

“On the walk home from dinner this evening I was asked to play a game with this lovely Afghan family.. #ThePowerofsport,” tweeted England’s World Cup-winning captain. Morgan can be seen standing in the middle with the family as the beautiful moment was captured in the camera.

There is a good number of refugees from war-torn Afghanistan who have migrated to the United Kingdom. As per the Office for National Statistics (ONS), it is estimated that over 70,000 Afghanistan refugees were living in the UK in 2015. Eoin Morgan Admits Brendon McCullum’s Innings in 2015 Helped England Triumph in ICC CWC 2019.

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Meanwhile, Morgan, who was born in Ireland, became the first English captain to lift the Cricket World Cup. Morgan was handed the responsibility in 2014 but his team faced an early exit in the 2015 World Cup. The management persisted with Morgan and he led England's turnaround in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

Morgan, who no longer plays the Test cricket, will return to national duty in November this year when England tour to New Zealand. England’s next assignment is the five-match Ashes Test series against Australia, which starts on August 01. In-between, the England limited-overs captain will be seen in action in various T20 tournaments.

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