Chris Morris, 2021 IPL’s most expensive player, says “my playing days for South Africa are over”


Kock’s first Quinton was not available for the West Indies clash and now Chris Morris’ statement says “My playing days for South Africa are over”, surely something is happening behind the closed door of the West Indies. Proteas camp.

The all-rounder, who was the highest-paid cricketer in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction and bought by Rajasthan Royals (RR), said he was unlikely to replay for the national team in the future. The statement comes after he was skipped for the 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup.

He revealed that Cricket South Africa (CSA) is also aware of their intention to no longer play for the Proteas. “My playing days for South Africa are over. I’m not the type to announce things and officially retire and stuff. They know where I am, I know where I am, but my days are over for the CSA, I think they know it, “said Chirs Morris Sportskeeda.

The 34-year-old has also said he is unlikely to announce an official retirement but is done with international cricket. He added that he will now focus on the national cricket and T20 leagues.

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“There hasn’t been an official retirement because that’s not how I am, but like I said my international cricket days are over. I’m focusing on national cricket and giving back to the team as much as possible. I had the chance to represent South Africa in all 3 formats, I had the opportunity to represent my country. If you had asked me the same question ago a few months I would have given you a longer answer but at the moment I’m happy with my life and my career, “said the versatile.

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While there is sure to be some unrest between the players and the CSA, Morris said it had been over a year since his last conversation with the board.

“I had my discussions with those I needed a long time ago, I haven’t spoken to CSA since then. In the end, how they treated Faf (du Plessis), Immi (Imran Tahir) or me is something they have to deal with, there is no way I can comment. I haven’t been in the negotiations, haven’t been spoken to for a year, maybe over “one year. So I can’t really comment on what’s going on, a few stories are coming out, I know which ones I can believe. It’s a touchy subject, there are so many different angles,” Morris said.

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As for his career, Morris, who made his debut in 2012, has contested 42 ODI, 23 T20I and 4 Tests for South Africa. He last played international cricket at the 2019 World Cup where South Africa was eliminated at the league stadium.