Disappointed that I have not scored runs: Morgan

Disappointed that I have not scored runs: Morgan

Eoin Morgan

However, the small-built Irishman, who was picked by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last auction, hasn’t got much opportunity to show off his skills and his liking for the unorthodox shots in the Indian Premier League.

“I am really disappointed that I have not scored runs,” admitted Morgan here on Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s match against Delhi Daredevils. Coming here on a good one-day run the left-hander failed to do anything substantial in the two chances he has got so far. “(I am disappointed) especially because I have been in good form for quite some time. But the team has been winning and I have been contributing in the field and it is very good for RCB,” he added.

Not used to playing in front of such massive and cricket-crazy crowd, Morgan termed it as an experience in itself. “It has been a fantastic experience. A bit of an eye opener for me and (it’s) my first experience to play in front of such big crowd. I have learnt quite a lot from guys like Dravid, Kumble, Kallis and Boucher. They are some of the big names and something I have been enjoying and I would like pick their brains,” he remarked. With Kevin Pietersen and Ross Taylor set to join RCB, Morgan will find it difficult to find a place in the 11. “There is always pressure when you play in a professional sports and that is the job we do. Ross is a terrific player and as far as his batting is concerned he makes a massive contribution. I am looking forward to playing alongside him and win games for RCB,” he noted.

Morgan is an occasional wicket-keeper but the 23-year-old ruled out taking it up full-time. “Wicket-keeping is something that I have done occasionally and something I have done for England team, as a back-up for Matt Prior. (But it’s) Not something that I would look up to take up in future, but if something happens and I have to fill in, that is something I can do,” he stated.

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