IPL 2021 auction: Royals snaps Chris Morris for Rs 16.25 crores, the most expensive bid in IPL auctions history

Royals snaps Chris Morris
The IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals bought the South African all-rounder Chris Morris for Rs. 16.25 crores, the highest-ever bid in the history of IPL auctions.

Chris Morris pipped Yuvraj Singh's Rs 16 crore contract with Delhi Capitals in 2015.

However, Chris Morris, who played in 9 games last season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, has been out of competitive action since November 2020.

In addition to being a powerful bat in the lower-order, Chris Morris, a T20 veteran of 218 games, also known in the circuit for his brilliant death bowling options.

Chris Morris featured in his 8th successive IPL season since 2013, and has 551 runs and 80 wickets to his name in 70 games.

Before being picked for Rs 10 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore last season, the 33-year-old had previously played for the Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capital.