Chris Morris Retires From All Forms of Cricket, Looks Forward to New Coaching Role With the Titans
- Former Proteas player Chris Morris has officially retired from playing all forms of cricket, effective immediately
- Chris Morris will now take up a coaching role with the Titans, the team where he played his domestic cricket
- Morris was the most expensive player in the Indian Premier League and fans are surprised that he would walk away from the IPL as well
After a lengthy career representing both club and country, Chris Morris has retired from all forms of cricket.
Morris represented the Proteas internationally while playing for the Titans domestically. He also played in the Indian Premier League and the Big Bash League in Australia.
Morris took to his Instagram to confirm the news today, adding that he will be taking up a coaching role with the Titans going forward.
"Today I announce my retirement from all forms of cricket! Thanks to all who have played a part in my journey whether it be big or small… it’s been a fun ride! Delighted to be taking up a coaching role at @titanscricket #lifebeginsnow"
Morris played four test matches, 42 one day internationals and 23 T20s for South Africa, Sport24 confirmed.
He also played 81 Indian PRemial League (IPL) games and became the most expensive player in IPL auction history when he signed for the Rajasthan Royals in 2021.
Chris Morris last played for the Proteas in 2019 during the Cricket World Cup. Despite not having played for South Africa for so long, fans were still stunned on social media when Morris broke the news. IPL fans in particular were stunned that Morris was walking away from all forms of the game.
"SA and retirements. ABD, FaF, Qdk, now Morris.... all still have it in them but not interested to play for SA....Politics, Quota, Kolpak, franchise leagues all the reason...."
"South Africa and these retirements. Cricket in SA is finished. Once they ruled Cricket. Now they are struggling to find quality players."
"Well, this is shocking! All forms!"
Quinton de Kock retires from test cricket, fans react to shock announcement
Protea fans are still coming to terms with the news that Quinton de Kock has retired from test cricket with immediate effect. Quinton was part of the test team which lost to India in the first match of their three-test series, Sports Brief reported.
De Kock said that his reason for retiring is to spend more time with his family. He and his wife are currently expecting their first child, Sport24 reported. Cricket South Africa had already given De Kock leave of absence for the following two tests so that he could be available for the birth of his baby.
In a statement released on Cricket South Africa's website, De Kock said it wasn't the easiest decision to make. Fans soon took to social media to express their shock at the sudden decision and question what was going on with Cricket South Africa.