South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Morris took to Instagram and thanked his well-wishers for all the support throughout his career. He also revealed that he will be taking up the coaching role for the Titans in the second innings of his career.
"Today I announce my retirement from all forms of cricket! Thanks to all who have played a part in my journey whether it be big or small…it's been a fun ride! Delighted to be taking up a coaching role at Titans," Morris said on his Instagram handle.
Morris represented South Africa in 4 Test 4 Tests, 42 ODIs and 23 T20Is, scoring 459, 1756 and 697 runs in addition to taking 12, 48 and 34 wickets in the formats respectively.
Morris grabbed a lot of eyeballs when he was bagged at a whopping from of Rajasthan bought them for a whopping price of INR 16.25 crores in Indian T20 League actions in 2021, making him the most expensive buy in the history of the league.
Morris last played for South Africa in 2019 50 Over World Cup. Despite being the active player in franchise T20 leagues, Morris was not considered for South Africa's squad for the 20-20 World Cup. Recently Morris had confirmed that his playing days for South Africa are over. However, he had said that he will continue playing T20 league and domestic cricket. However, the all-rounder now wants to build a career in coaching.
“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.