Twitter Reactions: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bag Chris Morris for a whopping sum of 10 Cr

Twitter Reactions: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bag Chris Morris for a whopping sum of 10 Cr

Morris has previously donned the jersey for Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in the IPL.

Chris Morris (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Since the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world has witnessed franchises splurging their cash on overseas players. Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are known for spending a hefty sum on their players, acquired the services of Chris Morris in a move that seemed surprising for many fans.

The South African all-rounder was snapped up by Bangalore for an astounding sum of 10 Cr INR. With a base price of 1.5 Cr INR, Morris’ bid was initiated by Rajasthan Royals. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab initiated a bidding war to soar the bid to 8 crores INR until Mumbai Indians threw their hat into the ring. In a tussle between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Morris was eventually bought by Bangalore by a whopping amount of 10 crores INR.

Morris has emerged as the fourth overseas players in RCB’s squad. The Virat Kohli-led side had the likes of AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali as their overseas players. Furthermore, Bangalore were also successful to bag Aaron Finch in the IPL 2020 Auction. The Australian was bought by RCB for a hefty sum of 4.40 crores INR.

Chris Morris was a part of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in MSL 2019

RCB had released as many as 12 players ahead of the IPL 2020 auction. With six overseas slots to fill, RCB has succeeded in bolstering their squad with the inclusion of two impressive players: Aaron Finch and Chris Morris. The Reds had 27.90 crores INR in their purse before the start of the auction. After splurging on Finch and Morris, RCB still have a considerable amount left in their purse (13.50 Cr)–the sum which they are expected to utilize in acquiring quality bowlers too.

Morris can also be a handy batsman for RCB down the order. Moreover, the pacer can also clock 140 kmph to decimate the opposition’s batting attack. The 32-year-old was last seen playing for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in MSL 2019. Morris has previously donned the jersey for Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. In 23 T20Is, Morris has 34 scalps to his name including a four-wicket haul. He is expected to be a great addition to RCB’s bowling unit- which has often been censured for leaking runs at crucial stages.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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