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Eoin Morgan exclusive: My most embarrassing story

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England batsman Eoin Morgan has spoken to GiveMeSport about his most embarrassing moment in cricket, reluctantly remembering a time when he was left red-faced whilst playing for Middlesex.

The 28-year-old detailed an incident during his second season in county cricket when a miscommunication in the changing room resulted in the game being halted, leaving him mortified.

The situation 

"I was batting at six, you always have plenty of time when you're batting at six. You go and take your mind off things by going to the back of the dressing room and getting some treatment," said Morgan.

He added:"We had lost two early wickets, so I whipped everything off and started to get ready. When John Emburey (coach) came in and said what are you doing? You're batting four today!

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"I'm not joking, my heart fell out my backside. It's literally the worst feeling in the world, I was so embarrassed, I didn't know how to take it."

Ben Hutton, the captain that day, was the guilty party having failed to inform Morgan of the batting order, something that resulted in Scott Styris being sent in ahead of him.

The main focus 

The focus for Morgan now is the tour of Sri Lanka ahead of the cricket World Cup in February. He is part of the touring party that leaves for the sub-continent next week as England look for some valuable pre-tournament experience.

The Dublin-born batsman has also today outlined how England need to be more aggressive if they are to stage a serious bid to win the World Cup for the first time.

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