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South African all-rounder Chris Morris has retired from all forms of cricket. He could not find a place in the African team in the 2021 T20 World Cup. The name of all-rounder Chris Morris comes first in the most expensive players sold in IPL. For the 2021 season, Rajasthan Royals bought him for 16.25 crores, shocking everyone. He also silenced the critics with his performance in Phase-1 of the tournament.
Couldn’t do wonders in Phase-2
In Phase-1 of IPL, he took 14 wickets in 7 matches. However, his performance declined during Phase 2. He could take only one wicket in 4 matches. This time Rajasthan has released him. Hardly any team will spend so much money on him in the IPL Mega Auction to be held next year.
Morris, who made his international debut in 2012, has played 4 Tests, 42 ODIs and 23 T20 Internationals for South Africa. In which he has 12, 48 and 34 wickets respectively. Also, he has scored a total of 773 runs in all three formats.
Now you will be seen doing coaching
34-year-old Morris informed about his retirement through a post on his Instagram account. He will now be seen playing the role of a coach in Africa’s home team Titans Cricket. Morris was ignored by the South African selectors for a long time. His biggest blow was when he was not selected in the team in the T20 Cricket World Cup. At the same time, the second phase of IPL was also not special for him. In such a situation, Morris has taken this decision after being released from Rajasthan Royals.
Morris played his last international match for South Africa in July 2019. After that he never got a chance to play for the African team.