The South African all-rounder Chris Morris picked out his favourite players in the world to be Sanju Samson and Hardik Pandya and described them as the best in the business. Chris Morris who was the most expensive player in IPL Auction history for 16.25 crores, showed his abilities in the previous game picking up a crucial four-wicket haul which helped Rajasthan win the game with six wickets in hand.
Morris gave away just 23 runs in his spell and it restricted KKR to just 133 on the board. So far, Morris has won two games on his own for the franchise with his splendid knock against Delhi with the bat being the first. There was a lot of criticism over him not taking enough wickets in the powerplay and the death, but he answered it with some style.
Chris Morris Heaps Praise On Samson
Chris Morris was quick to admit that Sanju Samson is his favourite No.1 player and he added that he has been watching the youngster for a long time including the early days of his IPL career. He credited Samson for his development over the years and he also hailed Hardik Pandya as a showstopper for the entertainment he gives the spectators.
“Sanju is my favourite No. 1 player, obviously because I’ve watched him for a long time now and watched him develop into the man and the player he is today, but I really enjoy Hardik (Pandya) play. I think he’s a showstopper — he is prime time,” said Chris Morris.
Samson Credits Morris For His Advice
Sanju Samson credited Chris Morris for his advice in 2016 to smack every ball out of the ground which has helped him to get big scores. Samson scored a brilliant hundred in the first game against Punjab and almost pulled off a victory for his franchise.
“The best piece of advice I ever got was from you (Morris). And it was to smack every ball I faced. That’s what I’ve been doing since 2016 when I met you. And, yes, it feels good. ” Samson said in a video interview with Chris Morris.
Samson played a good hand in the previous game with 42 not out and he needs to continue the form throughout the tournament.