Twitter tributes for Morkel as he bows out of international cricket: #MyMorneMoments

Morne Morkel’s international career came to an end on Tuesday, but not before this special tribute.

Morne Morkel bowed out of international cricket in fine style as South Africa registered a historic 3-1 series victory against Australia by winning the fourth and final Test by a mammoth 492 runs, the highest victory run margin in history.

The 33-year-old was in the thick of the action as he bowled what would become the final delivery of the series, where Aiden Markram effected the run out which would bring the contest, as well as a 12-year Test career, to a close.

Though his achievements in the side have been largely understated when compared to some of his relatively ‘superstar’ teammates, they haven’t gone unnoticed by the public, as well as former teammates, who paid a tribute by remembering some of his memorable moments through the hashtag, #MyMorneMoments on Twitter.

From his rather comical ‘tool shed’ moment, to his flying catch in the recent Test series against India, those moments all came out in the open during the lead-up to his final international.


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His older brother, Albie, will have shared more moments with him than everybody else, and he added a memory or two as well.

“when young Morné started his career @Titans_Cricket, he 1day approached the coach Richard Pybus to ask him for some petrol money, as times were tough then believe it or not, Pybus suggested he sells his Citi golf and get himself a bicycle..”

Even his former skipper had a bit to share about a man who has been an integral part of some of the finest bowling attacks South Africa has produced.

During the first innings of the just concluded Test, the speedster shared a partnership with Temba Bavuma and, unfortunately, it only lasted one delivery as the tall fella was removed off the first ball he faced, leaving the batsman five runs short of what would have been his second Test century.

However, the duo has shared a special friendship and don’t mind making fun of their own glaring disparities in height. And that’s the long and short of it…

The human side to Morkel is ever apparent as he always played with a big smile and wears his heart on his sleeve. Another tweeps shared just how nice of a guy the big fella is.

These moments were not only confined to shop corridors, as some shared his finest performances on the field.

TRIBUTE:- Morne Morkel Retirement farewell 2018 !


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