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South African all-rounder Chris Morris announces retirement from all forms of cricket

South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris on Tuesday introduced his retirement from all types of cricket and is set to take up a coaching function with home aspect Titans. The 34-year-old cricketer introduced on social media.

"Today I announce my retirement from all varieties of cricket! Thanks to all who have performed a section in my trip whether it be massive or small…it's been a exciting ride! Delighted to be taking up a teaching position at @titanscricket #lifebeginsnow," Morris wrote on his Instagram page.

A right-arm pacer and explosive batter, Morris made his Test debut as late as 2016 and featured in solely 4 video games in a common format, making 173 runs and taking 12 wickets. He represented South Africa in 4 Tests, forty-two ODIs, and 23 T20 Internationals, choosing up forty-eight and 34 wickets respectively. With the bat in hand, Morris scored 467 runs in ODIs and 133 in T20s respectively.

Morris performed for Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Chennai Super Kings franchises in the IPL. He grew to become out to be the largest beneficiary amongst South African cricketers in the IPL when he was once sold with the aid of Chennai Super Kings for a whopping Rs 3.32 crore in the 2013 players' auction.

He remained represented in South Africa in the ODI World Cup in England in 2019. He was once the most costly purchase at the IPL auction, being sold for Rs. 16.25 crores by way of Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2021 auction.

Morris's country-mate and former speedy bowler Dale Steyn led tributes to the all-rounder, saying, "Congrats on a brilliant career, lived your dream, performed with the high-quality and dominated too, you can be so proud. Well achieved bud."West Indies cricketer Carlos Brathwaite wrote, "Congrats on your profession and exceptional of success in your new role."

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