Another Proteas declared his retirement after a 9-year tenure in cricket. Yes, Chris Morris declared his retirement from all forms of cricket on January 11. Let's have a look at his journey!
Morris commenced his career with T20s in December 2012 against New Zealand. What could've been a great day didn't end well as Morris suffered an injury after picking a couple of wickets and failed to complete his spell.
Morris made his ODI debut in 2013 in the ICC Champions Trophy against Pakistan but had to wait longer for a chance in the longest format of the game. Morris made his Test debut in 2016 against England.
Morris was also involved in the 2017 Champions Trophy and the 2019 Cricket World Cup after Anrich Nortje suffered an injury. He ended as the Proteas top wicket-taker with 13 wickets in 8 matches.
Morris played in the domestic circuit quite actively as well. In 2018, he was named in the Titans' squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy.
He also featured in the Mzansi Super League tournament, representing Nelson Mandela in 2019 and 2021, he featured in the Northerns' squad.
In the IPL, Morris made his debut with the Chennai Super Kings in 2013 and then moved to Rajasthan Royals in 2015. He was then picked by the Delhi Capitals in 2016 and stayed with the franchise until 2019. Morris then moved to Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore becoming the most expensive player in the history of the tournament.
Just a year later he moved to Rajasthan Royals again.
Let's have a look at his numbers
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Morris was a decent all-rounder and did his job quite well. His numbers are proof that he was committed to the team and gave his best every time he featured.
Morris, the 34-year-old said that he had accepted a coaching position with the domestic side Titans.
"Thanks to all who have played a part in my journey whether it be big or small...it's been a fun ride!," -
the caption on his Instagram post read.
In 69 appearances for the Proteas
in three formats, Morris took 94 wickets. An explosive hitter in the lower-order, he couldn't convert his talent into big contributions with the bat, but still aggregated a total of 774 international runs.
Morris faced a lot of criticism after his shaky performances in the IPL too, especially in the season where he became the most expensive player in the IPL history.
The Proteas is set to become the Titans coach and we wish him all the best! How influential was Morris throughout his cricket career?
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