My playing days for South Africa are done: Morris

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27 Oct 2021 | 10:48 AM
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My playing days for South Africa are done: Morris

The 34-year-old, who hasn't played any international cricket since July 2019, now wants to focus on domestic cricket and T20 leagues

Chris Morris has no plans of announcing his retirement from international cricket but the allrounder knows that his playing days for South Africa are over. The 34-year-old, who hasn't played any international cricket since July 2019, now wants to focus on domestic cricket and various franchise-based leagues all around the world.

Having made his international debut in 2012, Morris has featured in four Tests, 42 ODIs and 23 T20Is of the Proteas. Overall, he took 94 wickets across all formats and scored close to 800 runs. The allrounder recently featured in IPL 2021 and finished the tournament as his franchise Rajasthan Royals' leading wicketaker.

"My playing days for South Africa are done. I am not one for announcing things and officially retiring and all of that. They know where I stand, I know where I stand, but my days are done for CSA, I think they know that,” Morris told Sportskeeda.

"There hasn’t been an official retirement because that’s not how I am, but like I said, my international cricket days are done. I am focussing on domestic cricket and giving back to the team as much as I can. I was fortunate to represent South Africa in all 3 formats, I had an opportunity to represent my country."

Apart from Morris, Faf du Plessis and Imran Tahir too have been playing franchise cricket all around the world but weren't considered for the ongoing T20 World Cup. Morris said he hasn't spoken to the board for a long time and is unaware of any further developments. 

"I had my discussions with whoever I needed to quite a while ago, I haven’t spoken to CSA since then. At the end of the day, how they treated Faf, Immi (Tahir) or me is something they’ve to deal with, there is no way I can comment.

"I wasn’t a part of the negotiations, I haven’t been spoken to for a year, maybe longer than a year. So can’t really comment on what’s happening, a few stories are coming out, I know which one I can believe. It’s a touchy subject, there are so many different angles to it."

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