Chris Morris becomes most expensive player in IPL history

Mumbai: South African all-rounder Chris Morris etched his name into the annals of IPL history by becoming the costliest player at IPL auction after being bought at INR 16.25 crores by Rajasthan Royals.

Yuvraj Singh was the costliest ever buy in auction history before Morris as a former Indian all-rounder was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 16 crore in IPL 2015.

Morris has played 70 IPL matches for 80 wickets at an economy of 7.81, apart from 551 runs at a strike rate above 157.

Mumbai Indians joined the bidding war for South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris with Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Morris's base price was Rs 75 lakh and he went through an intense bidding war before being sold for Rs 16.25 crore.