Chris Morris creates history in IPL 2021 Auction; sold to Rajasthan Royals for INR 16.25 Crore

The South-African all-rounder was released by RCB ahead of the Auction. After an intense bidding war with Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians, RR secured the services of Morris for IPL 2021.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 23 February 2021 5:50 pm

South African all-rounder Chris Morris has been bought by Rajasthan Royals for INR 16.25 Crore in IPL 2021 Auction. He has become the most expensive player in the history of the tournament, surpassing the previous record held by Yuvraj Singh (who was sold for INR 16 crore in 2015).

Morris steals the show in IPL 2021 Auction

Chris Morris was one of the most-talked about players coming into the auction. But no one could have imagined this kind of record-breaking bidding for the South-African cricketer. Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians showed a lot of interest to sign the all-rounder. While his former franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore also chipped in, it was eventually Rajasthan Royals who bought Morris for a record-price of INR 16.25 Crore.

Impressive IPL record of Morris

Chris Morris has had a very impressive IPL career so far. In 70 appearances, he has taken 80 wickets at an economy rate of 7.81. He also has scored 551 runs at a scintillating strike rate of 157.87. He will join Jofra Archer to make a lethal bowling combination for Rajasthan Royals.