IPL 2021: I Was Gonna Run Back! Chris Morris Reveals About His Feelings When Sanju Samson Denied Him Single In Match Against Punjab Kings

IPL 2021: I Was Gonna Run Back! Chris Morris Reveals His Feelings When Sanju Samson Denied Him Single In Match Against Punjab Kings

Chris Morris
Chris Morris (Image Credit: IPLt20)

Chris Morris played a brilliant quick-fire knock against Delhi Capitals to bag victory for his team Rajasthan Royals in the low-chase thriller. Morris smashed 4 sixes in the last two overs to get the winning runs for Rajasthan Royals, who were 7 wickets down at the moment. Post the match, Morris revealed his feelings when Sanju Samson had denied a single to him in the previous match against Punjab Kings.

In the match against Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals needed 5 runs on the last two balls. Sanju Samson, who was batting at 119, denied running a single to Chris Morris on the penultimate ball.

Chris Morris had almost covered more than half of the pitch but Samson sent him back. Morris was a little upset over the matter which was totally visible from his expressions. Sanju later failed to hit a six and Rajasthan Royals lost the match by 4 runs.

Sanju Samson Denies Single to Chris Morris
Sanju Samson Denies Single to Chris Morris (Image Credit: IPLt20)

I Was Gonna Run Back, Says Chris Morris

Morris has revealed what he exactly felt when Samson denied the single. He said that he was going to run back in any case. “I was gonna run back no matter what because Sanju was hitting it so sweetly. People underestimate how fast I run. Sanju was hitting it like a dream that night. I wouldn’t have been too upset if he had hit the last ball for a six,” Chris Morris said.

After his 18-ball-36 run knock that helped Rajasthan Royals to win the match against Delhi Capitals, Chris Morris pointed out how dew played a part in their favour.

“I think the dew plays a part here. I think they hit the length a lot better than we did and they got a lot of guys skying with the extra bounce. But we would have taken a chase of 140-odd. There are guys that get paid to bat and guys that get paid to slog, and I know which I am. That’s why I play so much golf,” ChrisMorris added.

Chris Morris and Jaydev Unadkat
Chris Morris and Jaydev Unadkat (Image Credit: IPLt20)

While chasing a 148-run target against Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals lost some wickets at the start. All the top four batsmen lost their wickets in single-digit scores. At one moment, Rajasthan Royals were railing at 42-5 in 9.2 overs. However, David Miller played a splendid knock of 62 runs to keep the winning hopes alive for Rajasthan Royals.

When Miller lost his wicket in the 16th over, Chris Morris took the charge for batting. Rajasthan Royals were 7 wickets down when they needed 27 runs from the last two overs. However, Chris Morris smashed 2 sixes each in the 19th and 20th over to win the match for his team.