IPL auction 2021: Chris Morris most expensive buy, breaks Yuvraj Singh record

IPL 2021 auction: Rajasthan Royals bagged South African all-rounder Chris Morris for Rs. 16.25 crores - the highest- ever bid in IPL auction history.

Morris will feature in his eighth successive IPL season since 2013.   -  getty images

Chris Morris went for an IPL auction record price of Rs. 16.25 crores to the Rajasthan Royals on Thursday. The South African all-rounder attracted the highest-ever bid in the Indian Premier League history. Morris pipped Yuvraj Singh's the then record Rs 16 crore contract with the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in 2015. Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PK) engaged in a bidding war for Morris and his price shot up from his base price of Rs 75 Lakh.

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Morris, who featured for the RCB last season, has been out of action since November, 2020. 

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A T20 veteran of 218 matches, Morris is known in the circuit for his excellent death bowling options besides being a powerful bat in the lower-order.

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Morris will feature in his eighth successive IPL season since 2013 and has 551 runs and 80 wickets to his name in 70 matches.

The 33-year-old has previously featured for the Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals before being picked for Rs 10 crore by RCB last season.

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