Chris Morris Retirement: South African all-rounder Chris Morris announces retirement from all forms of cricket on January 11, 2022.
Chris Morris Announces Retirement
Chris Morris Retirement: Morris took to his official Instagram account on Tuesday to make the announcement. He thanked everyone who played a part in his cricketing journey.
Morris took to Instagram and 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.”
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Chris Morris Career Overview
- Morris made his Twenty20 International debut for South Africa in December 2012 against New Zealand.
- He took two wickets during the match but suffered an injury and was unable to complete his final over.
- He made his One Day International debut in June 2013 against Pakistan in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and his Test debut against England on 2 January 2016.
- Morris was selected as part of South Africa’s Test, ODI, and T20I squads for their tour of England in 2017 and for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
- In September 2018, he was named in the Titans’ squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy.
- The following month, he was named in Nelson Mandela Bay Giants’ squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.
- He was the leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with nine dismissals in seven matches.
- In May 2019, he was added to South Africa’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, replacing Anrich Nortje who was ruled out with a hand injury.
- He finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker for South Africa, with 13 dismissals in eight matches.
- Morris last played for South Africa in the 2019 World Cup match against Australia at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
- Notably, Morris became the costliest player at the IPL auction 2021 after being bought at INR 16.25 crores by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2021 auction and enrolls his name in the list of most expensive players in IPL history.
- On 11 January 2022, Chris Morris announced retirement from all forms of cricket.