IPL: Costliest player Chris Morris garners huge attention after RR win

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IPL: Costliest player Chris Morris garners huge attention after RR win

He played important innings of 36 runs in just 18 balls and won the match for RR

IPL: Costliest player Chris Morris garners huge attention after RR win

New Delhi: On Thursday, another nail-biting match was played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The two South African batsmen – Chris Morris and David Miller – shone in the match and ensured victory for Rajasthan Royals. RR chased the target of 148 runs with three wickets in hand.

David Miller beautifully anchored the innings for RR amid fall of wickets at the other end. DC bowlers dominated the game at the start of innings. They took four wickets by the end of the eighth over when RR had scored just 36 runs. Manan Vohra, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Shivam Dube got out cheaply in quick succession.

David Miller, who was included in the team in the replacement of Ben Stokes, played a match-winning knock of 62 runs off 43 balls, but he lost his wicket in the 16th over and the score of the team was 104/7. It was a very crucial stage.

Then the X-factor of the team and costliest player of the IPL history came and turned the whole match around. Chris Morris played an important innings of 36 runs in just 18 balls and won the match for RR. In the death overs, Morris slammed bowlers like Kagiso Rabada and Tom Curran with utter disdain.

“If we had to chase 140 odd when we got here, we would have taken it, so happy to get over the line. There are guys who get paid to bat and there are guys who get paid to slog, I know what I am. I am a slogger that swings everything I can, I play so much golf,” Morris said.

It was a sensational win for RR and the outcome justified the high price tag of the player in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Even, Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar was seen saying on television that the player has justified the high price tag.

Soon netizens started a meme fest on Twitter, have a look: