T20 World Cup : Day 15
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Chris Morris confirms he will not play for South Africa again!
The reason is shocking 💔
South Africa’s star pace-bowling all-rounder Chris Morris made a big announcement earlier today. The Rajasthan Royals star, who was the costliest pick at the 2021 IPL Auction, has confirmed that he has played his last match for the South African cricket team.
Many fans were shocked when Cricket South Africa (CSA) did not pick Chris Morris in their squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Morris has been one of the best T20 all-rounders in world cricket, and the massive price he received at the IPL Auction 2021 proves the same.
However, in an interview with Sportskeeda today, Chris Morris informed the fans that his playing days for the South African cricket team were over. He will not announce his retirement officially but added that he will not don the Proteas jersey again in his career.
"My playing days for South Africa are done. I am not one for announcing things and officially retiring and all of that. They know where I stand, I know where I stand, but my days are done for CSA, I think they know that,” Chris Morris said.
All you need to know about the international career of Chris Morris
Chris Morris was born on April 30, 1987 in South Africa. He is 1.96m tall. He first came into the limelight during the Champions League T20 tournament and later he played for multiple IPL franchises as well as multiple matches for the South African cricket team at the international level.
Morris represented the Men in Green and Gold in a total of 42 ODIs, four Test matches and 23 T20I matches. He scored 1,756 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 36.58. In the Test format, Morris scalped 12 wickets at an economy rate of more than 4, while in T20Is, his best figures were 4/27.
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Noteworthy second for the group : Shaheen Afridi
It was the thirteenth time fortunate for Pakistan in World Cup experiences against neighbors India, a ruling 10-wicket win that was commended with firecrackers in the city of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. While commander Babar Azam offered a commonsense reaction to the streak-finishing triumph in Dubai, expressing this was only the beginning of the competition, the player of the match Shaheen Afridi named the success 'a memorable second' for the group.
"To the whole Pakistan, to all our cricket darlings who went here... this is for them. This is a noteworthy second for the group. We'd not won against India in the World Cup. All the young men played so well today and ideally we'll play well in the rest of this World Cup from here. This is an incredible beginning and ideally we can assemble it from here," Afridi said. The 21-year-old quick bowler, playing his first World Cup experience against India, created an overwhelming showcase of swing bowling to excuse Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in his initial two overs, setting the beat for the rest of the game. Afridi, who surpassed comrade Mohammad Amir for most wickets in the initial two overs of a T20s beginning around 2018, uncovered that the excusal of Rohit with a full inswinging yorker was essential for the arrangement.
"He [Babar Azam] gives me the new ball constantly. This was the group plan that I'd bowl the first finished. I expected to give the forward leap, which is the group prerequisite," he said. "My solidarity is to bowl the yorker with the new ball. It was the arrangement and I got achievement. My endeavor was that regardless of whether I get a half [a yorker] with the swing, if my ball plunges, he'll get out."
The noteworthy Shaheen, kept on for a third over in the PowerPlay for just the second time in T20Is, had a retaining challenge against Virat Kohli too with the Indian chief making room and hitting the left-armer over wide-on for six as the swing and crease faded away by then, at that point. Yet, Shaheen would triumph when it's all said and done in their first fight against one another by excusing the Indian skipper for 57 in the demise overs.
"We had plans against Kohli as well. He is no question a No.1 player, there's no contrast among him and Babar. The manner in which I bowl to Babar in the nets, I bowled to Kohli. There was an arrangement yet when I returned for the third finished, I wasn't getting any swing or crease. I simply needed to keep hitting the length and afterward return later and bowl a few cutters. He was accounting for himself, I had the option to get some achievement."
First ball to Rohit Sharma. Shaheen Shah Afridi runs in from over the wicket with the Pakistan fans jiving, cutting and reciting: "Shaheen! Shaheen! Shaheen!" in Dubai. A gathering of fans have even voyaged right from Japan amidst a pandemic to observe something extraordinary from Pakistan. Afridi nails an inswinging yorker - not of the banana-swing assortment but rather one with barely enough (and late) shape - which torpedoes into the back leg of Rohit. Bang: this is crushing into the center of center stump.
Afridi knows it. We know it. Rohit knows it, yet at the same time can't keep it out. Afridi twirls around and wheels away in festival even before umpire Chris Gaffaney raises his finger. He continues to run towards square leg and pulls off the 'starman represent', a recognition for the other Afridi yet in addition one currently turning into his own. Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan incline toward Afridi's shoulders and absorb everything. Afridi makes it very exceptional for each Pakistan fan. It gets super exceptional when Afridi storms through KL Rahul's safeguards in his next finished. Rahul plays for the point yet it violently twists in against the point indeed, making the other opener look dumbfounded too. 'Starman' Shaheen zips away towards square leg by and by and makes a gesture of blowing kisses to the group.