‘My playing days for South Africa are done’- Chris Morris
South Arica all-rounder Chris Morris has stated that his playing days for South Africa are over. Morris has not played for South Africa since the 2019 50-over World Cup. However, he was IPL’s most expensive player and given that he was in the UAE for the second leg of IPL, many expected him to make a cut to the South Africa squad for the 20-20 World Cup. However, he was not selected in the squad.
Morris was asked about not being named in the South Africa squad to which he revealed that he won’t play for South Africa again. He added that he has not taken an official retirement but the board is aware that he is not interested in representing the country again.
“My playing days for South Africa are done. I am not one for announcing things and officially retiring and all of that. They know where I stand, I know where I stand, but my days are done for CSA, I think they know that,” Chirs Morris told Sportskeeda.
Morris also disclosed his future plans and said he is focused on playing franchise cricket around the globe. However, he revealed that he will still be available to play domestic cricket for South Africa. “There hasn’t been an official retirement because that’s not how I am, but like I said, my international cricket days are done. I am focusing on domestic cricket and giving back to the team as much as I can. I was fortunate to represent South Africa in all 3 formats, I had an opportunity to represent my country. If you had asked me the same question a few months ago, I would have given you a longer answer but right now I am content with my life and my career,” the all-rounder was quoted as saying.
Morris made his debut for South Africa in 2012 and went on to play 23 T20Is, 42 ODIs and 4 Tests, picking up 94 wickets across formats. He was also a utility batter down the order and scored 744 international runs for South Africa.