IPL 2021: Chris Morris: A few days after he was denied strike on the last ball of the match against Punjab Kings as his captain Sanju Samson thought he won’t be able to clear the boundary, Rajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Chris Morris proved he is no muck with the bat as he led RR to a fascinating three-wicket win over Delhi Capitals.
Morris, who hit an unbeaten 18-ball 36 laden with four sixes, however said he had no regrets on being denied strike although his reaction in Monday’s match after being sent back by Samson was one of bemusement and a sarcastic smile.
“I was going to run back no matter what to sacrifice because Sanju was hitting it so sweetly. Sanju was hitting it like a dream, I wouldn’t have been too upset if he had hit the last ball for a six,” said Morris about the incident in Monday’s game.
Morris, who was bought for Rs 16.25 crore at the IPL mini-auction, said that he knows he is being paid to hit big.
“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,” he added.
IPL 2021: Chris Morris: Morris & David Miller starred in Rajasthan Royals victory over Delhi Capitals: At 42/5 Delhi Capitals had the match against Rajasthan Royals in their bag but first David Miller and then Chris Morris turned the game upside down. First Miller scored 62 of 43 balls and than Morris 36 of just 18 to win the game in the last over for RR. This was Royals 1st victory in the season.
IPL 2021: Chris Morris: At one point of time RR innings was in complete tatters as they had lost 5 wickets for just 42 on board in pursuit of 148. After losing both openers, RR lost the wicket of their captain and last match centurion Sanju Samson for just 4. Chris Woakes sent back both Manan Vohra & Jos Butler – but Miller & Morris won the day for Royals.
IPL 2021 – Chris Morris: Earlier Rajasthan Royals bowled beautifully to restrict Delhi Capitals to 147/8 in their 20 overs as Rishabh Pant’s team kept losing wickets in continuous intervals. Barring captain Pant no one could score big for DC. He completed his 50 in just 30 balls but was finally run out for 51.
Jayadev Unadkat was another hero of the day for Royals as the lanky fast bowler with his triple strike rocked Delhi Capitals top order earlier in the day. Unadkat dismissed Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw & Shikhar Dhawan in quick succession to peg Delhi back right at the onset. Shaw could score just 2 while Dhawan was dismissed for 9.
Unadkat picked 3 wickets for just 15 runs of his 4 overs.