Morne Morkel
South African Cricketer (Bowler)

Morne Morkel is a Proteas cricketer who has played for South Africa in all formats. He plays for Surrey county in English domestic cricket. He has played in the Indian Premier League for the franchises of Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils.  He is a right-arm fast bowler and a prolific lower order left-handed batsman. He made his Test debut against India in 2006 but he was dropped from the team due to his poor form. He went on to play 86 Tests. On 26th February 2018, he announced his retirement confirming that he will hang his boots from all forms of international cricket at the end of the four-matches against Australia.

Morne Morkel played his last international game in March 2018 against Australia.

 

Morne Morkel
Nickname:Morkel, Haydos, Lobster
Profession:South African Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography:NA
Biopic:NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):196 cms
Weight (approx.):80 kg
Eye Colour:Hazel Grey
Hair Colour:Brown
Tattoos:None
Personal Life
Date of Birth:6 October 1984
Age (as on 2018):34 years
Birth Place:Vereeniging, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Aquarius
Nationality:South African
School:Hoërskool Vereeniging an African school
CollegeAfrica Vaal Technikon
Educational Qualifications:Graduate
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Family
Father:Albert Morkel
Mother:Mariana Morkel
Sister:Not Known
Brother:Albie Morkel
Coach/Mentor:Not Known
Religion:Christianity
Address:Not Known
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:26 December 2006 against India
ODI:6 June 2007 against Asia XI
T20I: 11 September 2007 against West Indies
Jersey Number:NA
Domestic/State Team:South Africa, Africa XI, Easterns, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kent,  Rajasthan Royals, St Lucia Zouks, World-XI, Yorkshire, Titans
Nature on the field:Aggressive
Likes to play against:Not Known
Favourite Shot:Not Known
Records and Awards
  • Morkel took six wickets in the one-run victory against Eagles in the SuperSport Series, and also scored a half-century as the Titans set a target of 178. He was then called for the Rest of South Africa for facing India two weeks later.
  • Morkel was then selected in the Proteas squad for the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa where he returned figures of 4/17 against New Zealand.
  • In October 2012, along with Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander, Morkel was also a part of a South African pace attack which was hailed as the best bowling side the country has ever produced by their bowling coach (and former Test cricketer) Allan Donald.
Preferences
Hobbies:Playing tennis, football and squash
Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowlers: Not Known
Favourite Cricket Ground: Not Known
Favourite sports personalities:Not Known
Favourite Food:Fried Chicken
Favourite Actors:Not Known
Favourite Films:Not Known
Car Collection:Not Known
Favourite Musicians/Singers:Not Known
Favourite Destinations:Not Known
Smoking/Alcohol:Not Known
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Roz Kelly

Wife/Spouse:Roz Kelly
Marriage Date:6 December 2014
Children:Not Known

Earnings
Net Worth:$5.6 million
Controversies

No controversies yet.

Lesser Known Facts

  • In 2012 edition of the Indian Premier League, he took 25 wickets in 16 matches to receive Purple cap for the best wicket taker in 2012.
  • Morgan announced retirement from all forms of international cricket in 2018.\