Proteas all rounder Chris Morris on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Chris Morris has played 69 games for South Africa across all formats since making his debut in 2012. In 2021 ,IPL, Morris became the most expensive player in the history as Rajasthan Royals acquired his services for INR 16.25 crore.
Morris has played in 4 tests, 42 ODIs and 23 T20Is in which he has scored 12, 48, 34 wickets respectively.
Morris took to his official social media handle and announced his retirement. He wrote,”Today I announce my retirement from all forms of cricket! Thanks to all who have played a part in my journey whether it be big or small…it’s been a fun ride! Delighted to be taking up a coaching role at @titanscricket #lifebeginsnow.”
Morris who plays for several franchise leagues all across the world has made it clear that he will be taking up a coaching role with his domestic side Titans.
Morris is a power hitter who comes to bat at No.7 or No.8 for his side. He is also a fast bowler who bowls consistently at 140+ kmph. In the past Morris has attracted big bucks from several franchises. In 2020, RCB acquired his services for INR 10 crore.
In the IPL, he has played 81 games in which he has scalped 95 wickets and has managed to score 618 runs at an explosive strike rate of about 155.
Earlier in October 2019, Morris while speaking in an interview with Sportskeeda said that he is career for the national team is over as the team has not contacted him over a long time.
“I had my discussions with whoever I needed to quite a while ago, I haven’t spoken to CSA since then. At the end of the day, how they treated Faf (du Plessis), Immi (Imran Tahir) or me is something they’ve to deal with, there is no way I can comment. I wasn’t a part of the negotiations, I haven’t been spoken to for a year, maybe longer than a year,” Morris told Sportskeeda.
“So can’t really comment on what’s happening, a few stories are coming out, I know which one I can believe. It’s a touchy subject, there are so many different angles to it,” he stated.
Morris played his last match for South Africa in 2019 ODI World Cup against Australia in Old Trafford, Manchester.