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Chris Morris retires from cricket at 34

ESPNCricInfo
11 Jan 2022, 17:43 GMT+10

South Africa allrounder Chris Morris has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. While declaring his decision to hang his boots after a 12-year career, the 34-year-old Morris also said that he will take up a coaching role with South African domestic side Titans next.

"Thanks to all who have played a part in my journey whether it be big or small...it's been a fun ride!," Morris' instagram caption read.

While Morris has not represented South Africa since the 2019 ODI World Cup, his all-round skills earned him million-dollar packages in the IPL on numerous occasions, first with the Delhi Daredevils, then with Royal Challengers Bangalore and finally with Rajasthan Royals in 2021, which at over US$2.25million made him the most expensive player picked up in IPL auction history.

Morris represented South Africa 69 times across all formats taking 94 wickets in all. He defined his play as a bowling allrounder, who often sent the speedgun beyond 140kph, and was also a hard-hitting lower-order batter. A late bloomer who made his first-class debut at the age of 22, he made his South Africa debut in November 2012, ODI debut in June 2013 and Test debut in the New Year's Test of 2016.

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