South African cricketer Chris Morris has expressed that he might never play for the national team ever again. He added that he does not believe in officially announcing his retirement.
In an interaction with Sportskeeda, Chris Morris spoke about the recent controversy between the South African players and Cricket South Africa.
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Chris Morris revealed that a conversation between him and the board about his place in the team had happened almost a year ago. Morris said:
“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 (du Plessis), Immi (Imran 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.”
My playing days for South Africa are done, I am focusing on domestic cricket: Chris Morris
The 34-year old, all-rounder further stated that his playing days for South Africa are done and he now wishes to focus on domestic cricket. He added that he is not someone who believes in announcing retirement officially.
Morris has represented South Africa in 42 ODIs, 23 T20Is, and 4 tests since his debut in 2012. He has taken 94 wickets and has scored 2912 runs across formats for South Africa.
“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,” Chris Morris stated.
The all-rounder concluded by expressing that he is satisfied with his achievement at the international level. He said,
“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.”