The 33-year-old Morris showed his mettle against Delhi Capitals and proved to his skipper Sanju Samson that if he would've been trusted in the match against Punjab, the result would be different. He scored 36 not out with the help of four sixes in 18 balls.
Indian Premier League's first round of matches have been full of thrill and entertainment, similarily the tussle between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals on Thursday lived up to the hype as there was a close fight between the two till the final over of the game.
RR all-rounder Chris Morris showed his worth and won them a tough encounter, he scored 36 not out with the help of four sixes in 18 balls.
Chris Maurice was brought by Rajasthan Royals (RR) for Rs 16.23 crore in the auction of IPL 2021.
RR skipper Sanju Samson didn't show enough confidence in Morris as he was not given a strike to play the last ball, the last time when Rajasthan faced a similar task of scoring five runs off the last two balls against Punjab Kings (PBKS).
Morris stepped on the field at number 8 after Rajasthan Royals' top order was in shambles, he scored 36 not out with the help of four sixes in 18 balls and RR won the match by three wickets.
Samson made a big statement after the match against Punjab on not giving a strike to Morris. He said that even if he plays 100 times against Punjab, he will not give the strike to Morris.
Regarding the match against Delhi, Samson said that he had given up hope of victory after losing five wickets for 42 runs. He said that there were some expectations from Miller and Morris, but to be honest, it was tough and our players performed well. Everything depended on understanding the condition. Three left-handed bowlers are the strength of the team as they are slightly different from others, so we used them differently. We spoke with Chetan Sakaria, he was very confident and clear.
For Rajasthan, David Miller also scored 62 runs off 43 balls with seven fours and two sixes. Rajasthan won by scoring 150 runs for seven wickets in 19.4 overs against Delhi's total of 147 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. Rishabh Pant scored 51 runs off 32 balls with the help of nine fours for Delhi while Jaydev Unadkat took three wickets for 15 runs
The 33-year-old Morris showed his mettle against Delhi Capitals and proved to his skipper Sanju Samson that if he would've been trusted in the match against Punjab, the result would be different.