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Jos Buttler gives Eoin Morgan two bottles of wine worth £880 after taking over as England cricket captain

, Jos Buttler gives Eoin Morgan two bottles of wine worth £880 after taking over as England cricket captain
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: England captain Jos Buttler presents former England captain Eoin Morgan two bottles of vintage wine ahead of the 2nd Royal London Series One Day International between England and India at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 14, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley - ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

JOS BUTTLER gifted Eoin Morgan two bottles of wine worth a combined £880 this morning.

Buttler, 31, was confirmed as England’s new white-ball captain last month following Morgan’s international retirement.

Jos Buttler presented the bottles to Eoin Morgan

Morgan will be able to enjoy a glass of 2016 Opus One

, Jos Buttler gives Eoin Morgan two bottles of wine worth £880 after taking over as England cricket captain
Morgan, 35, was honoured before play today

The Somerset-born star took the role on, full of admiration for the work of his predecessor.

Prior to today’s play between England and India at Lord’s, Buttler made a classy gesture to show his appreciation.

In a presentation to the crowd, Buttler gave Morgan two bottles of wine as a mark of respect.

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He chose bottles of Opus One red, of the 2016 vintage.

Just one bottle would have set him back £440.

Upon taking over the captaincy, Buttler gushed over Morgan’s qualities.

He said at the time: “Eoin has been an inspirational leader and there are lots of things I’ve learnt from him.

“He’s left English white-ball cricket in a very exciting place and I’m inspired for the challenges ahead.

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“It is the greatest honour to captain your country – I can’t wait to take this team forward.”

Morgan, 35, quit the role after seven-and-a-half years.

He departed as England’s leading run scorer and most capped player in both white-ball formats.

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Morgan felt he was struggling during England’s recent trip to face the Netherlands.

But Buttler hasn’t fared much better, enduring a rocky start to life as captain, winning just one of four games.

, Jos Buttler gives Eoin Morgan two bottles of wine worth £880 after taking over as England cricket captainButtler has endured a difficult start to life as white-ball skipper

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