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Chris Morris becomes most expensive player in IPL history, sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore
Morris has so far played 70 IPL matches where he has 80 wickets under his belt.
South African pacer Chris Morris, who was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of IPL 2021 mini-auction, on Thursday, created history by becoming the most expensive player in the history of IPL. Morris surpassed Yuvraj Singh (16 cr) to become the costliest player in IPL auction history. Morris was sold for 16.25 crore to Rajasthan Royals.
Morris welcomed the new recruit in style on Twitter. "THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLAYER IN #IPL HISTORY IS NOW A ROYAL!!! WELCOME, CHRIS MORRIS!" the Royals tweeted.
Morris was one of the most impressive bowlers in IPL and RCB releasing him ahead of auction came as a huge surprise.
Morris has so far played 70 IPL matches where he has 80 wickets under his belt. He is also a handly lower-order batsman and is known to hit lusty blows towards the end of an innings.