South African all-rounder Chris Morris has declared his retirement from all types of the game. Declaring the choice on Social Media, the 34-year-old said that he had acknowledged an instructing position with the homegrown 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 South Africa across the three formats, Morris took 94 wickets. A skilled hitter in the lower-order, he couldn’t exactly make an interpretation of his ability into large commitments with the bat, amassing an aggregate of 774 international runs.
Morris took up cricket exceptionally late, making his First Class debut for North West at 22 years old in 2009. By 2011/12, however, he previously laid down a good foundation for himself as their driving bowler. During that season, he was the most elevated wicket-taker in the homegrown T20 contest with 21 wickets.
He got through the positions at the now-old Champions League in the 2012 season, where his establishment Lions made the last. That converted into a T20I debut later in the year just as a call-up to the group’s Champions Trophy crew in 2013.
During the 2013 IPL barters, Morris was purchased by Chennai Super Kings for USD 650,000. The competition stayed kind to him and his overall abilities acquired him further large paydays during IPL 2016 (Delhi Daredevils) and IPL 2020 (Royal Challengers Bangalore). At the IPL 2021 sale, Morris was endorsed by the Rajasthan Royals for INR 16.25 crores – the biggest marking total throughout the entire existence of the competition at the sale table.
Morris, who missed the 2015 World Cup in Australia-New Zealand, was a late call-up for the 2019 occasion after Anrich Nortje was precluded with a physical issue. He finished that competition as South Africa’s driving wicket-taker yet didn’t include in one more game for the public group from there on.