Chennai: Chris Morris justified his big money with the bat as he led RR to a three-wicket win over Delhi Capitals.
“I was going to run back no matter what to sacrifice because Sanju was hitting it so sweetly. Sanju was hitting it like a dream, I wouldn’t have been too upset if he had hit the last ball for a six,” said Morris about the incident in Monday’s game.
Morris, who was bought for Rs 16.25 crore at the IPL mini-auction, said that he knows he is being paid to hit big.
“There are guys who get paid to bat and there are guys who get paid to slog, I know what I am. I am a slogger that swings everything I can, I play so much golf,” he added.
“If we had to chase 140-odd when we got here, we would have taken it, so happy to get over the line…it’s quite nice to know that we can win a game from anywhere after being down in the dumps. That’s T20 cricket,” he added.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Sanju Samson said he never believed his team would be able to beat Delhi Capitals (DC) after they were five down for 42 while facing a target of 148 to win.
“To be very honest, I thought that it was tough from 40 (42) for 5. We had Miller and Morris, but I thought it was tough. I think the boys did really well to get over the line,” he said after the match.
“I was praying inside, Morris can you please get one six,” he added before saying that he was justified in denying him strike and sending him back on the last ball of the previous match against Punjab Kings and opting to face it himself.
“I always sit back and review my game, but if I got that match 100 times, I would never take that single.”
Whereas, the Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant condemned the dew. “The bowlers did a good job at the start, but we let them get over us in the end. We could have bowled a bit better. It’s part and parcel of the game and dew played a big role in the end,” Pant said.
“We were 15-20 runs short. But at least there is something to gain from this match. Hopefully if something like this happens we can pull it off. In the second innings, there was much more dew, so the slower ball wasn’t stopping.”