RR vs KKR, IPL 2021: Chris Morris hoped that Rajasthan Royals’ victory over Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday night brought a bit of joy in everybody’s lives even in these difficult times when India is battling a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chris Morris was adjudged Player of the Match for his 4-wicket haul against KKR (Courtesy of PTI)
- Rajasthan Royals (134/4) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (133/9) by 6 wickets
- As a team we are feeling the hurt for everyone around the world: Chris Morris
- Morris was adjudged Player of the Match for picking 4 wickets against KKR in Match 18
Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Chris Morris hopes that the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 can bring a little bit of joy in people’s lives in this difficult time as the country continues to battle a dangerous second wave of COVID-19 here.
Morris spoke at length about the current situation in India and hailed the frontline workers here and all around the world for the incredible job that they are doing by saving people’s lives amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“As a team we have been talking over the last couple of days about how this coronavirus pandemic has taken over specific parts, if not all of India. As a team we just want to say, there are heroes out there the frontline workers have been incredible. For them to be doing, day in and day out for 24 hours a day is just incredible,” Morris said after scripting RR’s 6-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 18 on Saturday.
Morris, who was adjudged Player of the Match for picking 4 wickets against KKR, hoped that RR’s victory brought a bit of joy in everybody’s lives even in these difficult times.
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“As a team we are feeling the hurt for everyone around the world. It’s quite difficult to comprehend what’s happening. It is a responsibility for us to play with smiles on our faces because we have got a reason to smile. We get to play the sport that we love and we get to keep people happy on the other side of the screen.
“Whether we are winning or losing its still an opportunity to keep people happy and smiling and watching cricket. If that brings people joy, even if it’s a little bit of joy, then we are doing well as a sport. At Rajasthan we will be supporting COVID workers and all those affected,” Morris said.
Morris’s four-wicket haul helped RR restrict KKR to 133 for 9 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai which they chased down thanks to the crucial knocks played by skipper Sanju Samson (42 not out), Shivam Dube (22) and David Miller (24 not out).
RR moved up 2 places to occupy the 6th spot on the points table with this victory while KKR dropped down to the last place.