In the latest development of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 player selection, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) have traded their Robin Uthappa with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of the IPL auction.
Speaking on his trade, Rajasthan Royals’ COO, Jake Lush McCrum said, “We’d like to thank Robbie for his contribution during his time with us. He provided significant value building into the season in our camps in Guwahati and Nagpur, and his speech during our World Cup winners session during the season was one of the most powerful we have heard.
“We do have depth with regards to openers in our squad, therefore when the offer came from CSK, we thought it was a good opportunity for all parties involved. We’d like to wish Robbie all the best for this season at CSK and his future beyond that.”
The Royals had signed Uthappa in the auction of IPL 2020. The batsman played 12 matches for the franchise team, registering 196 runs in the season.
“I really enjoyed my year at the Royals and had a great time being part of this franchise. I am now excited for the next part of my cricketing journey joining CSK for IPL 2021,” Uthappa said on joining his new team for IPL 2021.
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