It’s our responsibility to give people some reason to smile: Chris Morris on IPL amid pandemic


Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Chris Morris says the COVID-19 catastrophe in India has been discussed in his team multiple times and the players can feel the pain that the pandemic is causing in its deadly second wave here.

India is reeling under the second wave of the pandemic with cases rising by over 3 lakh everyday, a crisis compounded by shortage of some crucial medicines and oxygen supplies. Morris said it is “difficult to comprehend” what is happening.

- Advertisement -

“As a team, we have been talking about it quite a lot over the last couple of days. We have seen how badly this pandemic has taken over the specific parts, if not all of India,” Morris said at the post-match press conference after his side defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets here on Saturday.

“It is quite difficult to comprehend what is happening. It is a responsibility for us to play with smiles on our faces because we have a reason to smile and that we are healthy and get to play cricket.

- Advertisement -

“We hopefully get to keep people happy on the other side of the screen. Whether we winning or losing, it is an opportunity to keep people smiling, if that gives people a reason to smile, then we are doing well as a sport,” he added.

The South African commended the front-line workers all over the world who are working tirelessly to help everyone in these tough times.

“So as a team, we just want to say to the heroes out there, the frontline workers all over the world, to be doing what they are doing day in and day out for 24 hours a day is just incredible.

- Advertisement -

“As a team, we are feeling the hurt for everyone around the world.”

Morris starred with the ball against KKR, registering the impressive figures of 4/22 before skipper Sanju Samson (42) and compatriot David Miller (24) led the former champions to their second victory this season.

“Our execution was a lot better today, hitting the length, bowling yorkers and slower balls.”

The Royals had entered the game after a humiliating 10-wicket loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

“It’s very easy to go down the dark route of thinking you are not good enough when you get beaten by 10 wickets but sometimes you need to tip your hat off to the opposition,” said Morris.

“As a team we had a good discussion on what was our motivation. The first seven overs, we were having an absolute blast, it was very entertaining. The guys had a good time.”

Morris, who became the most expensive buy in the IPL auction history in February, is happy to repay the faith the Royals have put in him.

“Quite nice to contribute. It’s nice to reward some of the faith placed in me,” he added.

he Royals currently occupy the sixth spot in the points table. They will next take on Mumbai Indians next Thursday in Delhi.

PTI


Source Link

- Advertisement -

Share

Latest Updates

Informercial Pioneer, Pocket Fisherman Seller Was 86 – Deadline

Ron Popeil, the Ronco founder who all but created the late-night infomercial and pitched such durable — in memory if not quality —...

NBC’s Olympics Coverage Shines Amid Reruns, Marks Peacock’s Most-Consumed Tuesday – Deadline

Coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on NBC stabilized Tuesday evening airing to 14.9 million viewers and earning a 3.5 rating in the...

Adam Kinzinger Responds To Laura Ingraham Mocking January 6 Hearing – Deadline

One of the standout moments from the first meeting of the January 6 Select Committee came when Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) fought back...

Trending News

Informercial Pioneer, Pocket Fisherman Seller Was 86 – Deadline

Ron Popeil, the Ronco founder who all but created the late-night infomercial and pitched such durable — in memory if not quality —...

NBC’s Olympics Coverage Shines Amid Reruns, Marks Peacock’s Most-Consumed Tuesday – Deadline

Coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on NBC stabilized Tuesday evening airing to 14.9 million viewers and earning a 3.5 rating in the...

Adam Kinzinger Responds To Laura Ingraham Mocking January 6 Hearing – Deadline

One of the standout moments from the first meeting of the January 6 Select Committee came when Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) fought back...

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Live Updates: India men look beat Argentina for a spot in hockey quarterfinals

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Live Updates: India men look beat Argentina for a spot in hockey quarterfinalsLIVE NOWThe seventh day of Tokyo 2020 will...

Joe Biden Signals Bipartisan Deal On Massive Infrastructure Package – Deadline

UPDATE, 4:18 PM PT: The Senate on Wednesday voted to move forward with a key priority for Joe Biden — a massive bipartisan...

Organized Crime’ For Season 2 – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: In his return to broadcast television, Dylan McDermott crafted a compelling villain in Richard Wheatley on NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime....