Watch: Chris Morris whips a no-look six off Kagiso Rabada's bowling
There are two types of batsmen in the modern era. The first type relies on timing rather than power whereas the second type relies more on generating immense bat speed against the pace of the ball. South African all-rounder Chris Morris fits the second category quite perfectly.
The big man can make the task of hitting sixes look so easy. He has done that time and again in his cricketing career. Based on his all-round characteristics, Rajasthan Royals were lavish in shelling out INR 16.25 crore to recruit the services of Chris Morris for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
Chris Morris hits a no-look six off Rabada's bowling
Rajasthan Royals' all-rounder Chris Morris was the star of the show during the match against Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The 33-year-old South African international justified every penny of his price tag in the team's run-chase against Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals were asked to bat first after Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson won the toss. Other than Rishabh Pant no other player turned up the ante. However, it was Rishabh Pant who played a solo inning as he chipped in with 51 off 32 balls including a flurry of 9 boundaries.
After Delhi Capitals set a 148-run target for the Royals, Sanju Samson's team got off to a sluggish start as they failed to lay a proper foundation. The Royals let the Capitals dictate terms and were on the receiving end on most occasions. They lost 5 wickets scoring just 47 runs but David Miller steadied the ship by scoring a half-century.
However, after he departed for 62 off 43 balls including 7 fours and 3 sixes, Chris Morris carried on with the task and accomplished the job quite successfully. He smashed a string of 4 sixes to his 36 off 18 balls at a strike rate of 200.
The highlight of the match was his no-look six off Kagiso Rabada's bowling. During the 5th ball of the 19th over, Rabada bowled a short-pitched delivery that had extra pace but Morris launched it into the stands. Morris stood till the end and helped his team to secure a 3-wicket win over Delhi Capitals.
What an incredible NO LOOK shot by MORRIS, that too against RABADA 😧🔥 pic.twitter.com/JzU2CAunkJ— ribas (@ribas30704098) April 15, 2021