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Chris Morris went for a lot of money than I would’ve ever paid for: Kevin Pietersen

April 23, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen feels that RR has spent a lot of money on South African all-rounder Chris Morris. The veteran believes that there is a lot of pressure on Morris after becoming the most expensive buy in this year's mini-auction. Rajasthan Royals spent a whopping amount of Rs 16.25 crore for South Africa cricketer. The Proteas all-rounder has featured in all the matches so far this season for the franchise. However, he hasn't delivered as per expectations, especially with the ball. Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has reckoned that he would have never paid such a considerable amount on Chris Morris.

Chris Morris won a game for Rajasthan Royals against Delhi Capitals with the bat. He played the finisher's role against Delhi Capitals and scored a match-winning inning. With RR requiring 44 off the last four overs, Morris scored 36 off 18 to win the match for his team. He performed well with the ball as well, picking up one wicket. The Rajasthan based franchise required 44 runs, 25 balls with just 3 wickets in hand. Morris, however, proved his critics wrong by forming an unbroken 46-run partnership with Jaydev Unadkat

There's nothing unique about what Chris Morris does: Kevin Pietersen

While Chris Morris did finish the game against Delhi Capitals, the all-rounder failed to perform on Thursday against RCB. He scored only 10 runs off seven balls and leaked runs at an economy of 12.70. Thus, this eventually saw RCB registering a thumping win against RR. Devdutt Padikkal's unbeaten 101 and skipper Virat Kohli's 72 helped RCB register their fourth win of the season. Rajasthan Royals conceded a 10-wicket loss to Virat Kohli-led RCB in their fourth game last night. This IPL season, the Royals have once again struggled to get going and are currently reeling at the bottom of the points table. Injuries of two crucial overseas players Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, have added to their woes. Rajasthan Royals have won only one match out of four games. They will next play against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match No. 18. The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 24.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh