IPL 2021: Meet Chris Morris, from RCB reject to most expensive player in history; fans in awe

South-Africa all-rounder Chris Morris created history by becoming most expensive player in history of Indian Premier League. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals at Rs 16.25 crore
IPL 2021: Meet Chris Morris, from RCB reject to most expensive player in history; fans in awe
Chris Morris sold at Rs 16.25 ahead of IPL 2021 to Rajasthan RoyalsImage source: Twitter

Chennai: South-Africa all-rounder Chris Morris created history by becoming most expensive player in history of Indian Premier League. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals at Rs16.25 crore. RR may have an eye over him as the all-rounder will ramp up the bowling line-up of team who are frantic to find support for their main bowler Jofra Archer of England.

The 33-year-old right-arm pace bowler has played four Tests, 42 ODIs and 23 T20Is and featured in seven IPL seasons. He has grabbed 80 wickets in 70 matches but has not done much with the bat, scoring just 551 runs at an average of 23.95. He has managed only two half-tons.

RR paid through the nose despite knowing that Morris's batting was a total catastrophe last year, managing 34 at a poor average of 8.5. He, however, scalped 11 wickets in nine matches and conceded runs at just 6.63. Morris was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of auction in Chennai. Despite releasing, RCB went after him till Rs. 9.75 crore bid to get him again but then gave up. Last year, RCB had paid Rs 10 crore for Morris.

The right-armer took 13 wickets in 2019, 12 scalps in 2017, 13 wickets in 2016, 13 again in 2015 and 15 in 2013.

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