Morné Morkel is a South Indian cricketer born on 6th October 1984 in Vereeniging Gauteng, South Africa. He is a very fast bowler and has a very strong grip on the ball. He is a left-handed batsman. Morkel comes from African family and is the youngest of the three children of Albert Morkel(father) and Mariana Morkel(mother). Albert Morkel has played for South Transvaal country districts long back but the conditions didn’t cooperate with him and made him to abandoned his dream.
Albert saw potential in his sons and wants them to fulfill his dream. Morné Morkel’s nicknames are Morras, Haydos, and lobster. The secret of Morné Morkel is his ability to avoid nonvegetarian stuff and maintained his body by eating the only vegetarian diet including salads and all.
His brother Albie Morkel is also a known cricketer of South Africa. Both the brother share similarities of being a right-arm pace bowlers and left handed batsman. Albie is more famous for his willow techniques and Morné Morkel for his lethal bowling. Morne is a fast bowler and keeps good pace while bowling. Morné was rejected in 2009 from test team and his brother Albie was selected in his place. Morné gained his place again in test team in 2010.
He is among the tallest players in the world, about 6ft 5 inch tall. His shoe size is 12 UK size and wears long boots. Morkel made his first entry in cricket world in between 2003-2004. He then received the promotion to one domestic season The Nashua Titans in the year 2006.
In December 2014, Morkel tied the knot with his girlfriend Roz Kelly whom he was dating from very long time. She is a gorgeous reporter of channel 9 whom he met in Australia.
Morne was selected to go to Pakistan tour but unfortunately got an injury in the very first test. Thd doctors consulted him to take a bed rest but he didn’t keep calm and took about 5 wickets and made the opponent team collapsed. He has played for IPL Rajasthan royal team for the first 3 seasons and helps them to win the cricket battle.
In IPL he took 25 wickets(16 matches) and receive a Purple cap for the best wicket taker in 2012.
In T20 world cup 2007, he came to limelight for the first time as he bowled so fearlessly and dropped the jaw of the people and get 9 wickets which can’t be believed in matches like T20.
Morkel scored half century when the titans set the aim of 178 runs which made his reputation and from then he got huge friends following.
He was the only one who replaced Dale Steyn to make his first debut during 2006.
After his domestic journey, he was selected in the squad of south Africas Twenty20 world championship.
He has played 64 matches, 100 ODIs, and about 39 T20s.
Averages: 29.66 in test matches, 24.19 in ODIs and 22.71 in T20s.
Morné Morkel had completed his schooling from Hoërskool Vereeniging an African school and get graduated from the top most college of Africa Vaal Technikon. He wasn’t interested in studying since childhood and when he was 13, he made his aim to become a world-class cricket which made him abandon the studies.
Morne Morkel Net Worth
Morne Morkel has an estimated net worth of $5.6 million US dollars as of 2017. His net worth comprises of the matches he plays. Besides, he goes for personal business tours with his elder brother.
Morné along with big bro Albie have a lot of and very worthy assets worth millions of rupees but the exact names of their cars and bikes aren’t known yet. Being married to he stays with his brother in a very affluent bungalow in Pretoria. Morne and Albie both have huge parental property collection including farm houses and other lands.
Presently his domestic team is Kolkata knight Riders, which is the only hope and bright side for Morné Morkel’s future.
Morné Morkel is a star cricketer, a great hope for South Africa and the hardest bowlers to face in cricket test series.
With his great efforts and long time hard work, he helps South Africa to receive many awards. As we can see from his Pakistan experience where he has suffered a break up of bone but still he managed to stand on behalf of his team and took 5 wickets. He is a great idol for the people who are in their struggling time to join cricket.