Chris Morris becomes most expensive IPL Player: The South African all-rounder has set a new record in the history of IPL auction.
South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris has smashed all records with respect to becoming the most expensive player sold in the history of Indian Premier League auctions.
Morris, who hasn’t played competitive cricket since IPL 2020 and hasn’t represented South Africa for almost two years now, surprised one and all with the amount of interest franchises showed in him.
Having registered in the auction with a base price of INR 75 lakhs, Morris’ stock raised to unprecedented heights. A four-way battle between Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings witnessed Morris going to Rajasthan for a whopping INR 16.25 crore.
Morris, who had represented Royals in IPL 2015 in addition to playing for Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and RCB, will play at Rajasthan for the second time.
Chris Morris becomes most expensive IPL Player in the auction
After Morris was bought by Royals, he invited bountiful reactions across social media platforms. Given how England all-rounder Moeen Ali (INR 7 crore by CSK), Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell (INR 14.25 crore by RCB), Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (INR 3.2 crore by CSK) and India all-rounder Shivam Dube (INR 4.4 crore by RR) have allured a lot of money, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan tweeted regarding the trend.
“All rounders are on the hot seat,” Pathan took to his Twitter handle to voice his opinion.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 18, 2021
Twitter reactions on Chris Morris:
Most expensive @IPL picks 👇
💰 16.25 CR 👉🏼 Chris Morris (RR)
💰 16 CR 👉🏼 Yuvraj Singh (DD)
💰 15.5 CR 👉🏼 Pat Cummins (KKR)
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 18, 2021
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 18, 2021
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) February 18, 2021
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) February 18, 2021
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