Mumbai: The most expensive player in IPL history, Chris Morris, has been targeted by former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen and said, “I just don’t think that he’s worth that kind of number”.
Peterson feels that South Africa all-rounder Chris Maurice is under a lot of pressure after being the most expensive player in auction before the 14th edition of the IPL. Morris became the most expensive player in auction in February, when he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore.
“This is going to sound harsh, but he (Morris) went for a lot more money than I would have ever paid for, to be completely honest,” Pietersen said during a TV show.
“I just don’t think that he’s worth that kind of number. I think there’s pressure on him,” Pietersen said while speaking exclusively on the Star Sports Live Feed Select Dugout.
“He’s not a first choice for the South African side. So, I think we’re expecting too much, Pietersen added.
“There’s too much talked about him. I don’t think he’s the kind of guy that’s going to consistently deliver.
“I mean this with the greatest deal of respect. There’s nothing special about what he does, and if he does run-in, he’ll run-in for two games. And then he’ll go missing for a few games and it’s not the kind of thing that you should be seeing. He has the attributes,” Pietersen added.