South African all-rounder Chris Morris has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He also revealed that he would be taking up a coaching role in the Titans team for whom he played first-class and List A cricket since 2015.
Morris last played a game for South Africa in 2019 and was overlooked since then, although he was having a great run in franchise cricket. He was not included in the 20-20 World Cup squad last year where South Africa failed to qualify to the semi-finals.
Apart from playing in franchise cricket, Morris was also playing domestic cricket in South Africa. His last game was for Titans against Boland in November last year. The match ended in a draw and he made 36 runs in the first innings while batting at the number eight position.
He posted a photo of himself in Titans’ jersey with the following caption:
“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”
During the Indian T20 League (ITL) 2021 auction, Rajasthan shelled out INR 16.25 crores to get Morris in its team, and thus, he became the most expensive player bought in the ITL history He made 67 runs in 11 matches and picked 15 wickets at an average of 25.06 for the Royals. Overall, he has played in 81 ITL matches and made 618 runs at a strike rate of 155.27. With the ball, he has taken 95 wickets at an average of 24.15 and an economy of eight.