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Robin Uthappa retires from all forms of Indian cricket

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Robin Uthappa, a hard-hitting batsman, has announced his retirement from all forms of Indian cricket. This has brought an end to a 20-year professional career in the sport. The 36-year-old announced his decision on Twitter, saying he was excited to spend time with his young family and ‘chart a new phase in his life.’

Uthappa served India in 59 games (46 ODIs and 13 T20Is), scoring 1183 international runs. He helped India win the 2007 T20 World Cup. He made his mark with a century in the 2006 Challenger Trophy in Mohali. In his first ODI, he scored 86 against an England attack that included James Anderson, Liam Plunkett, and Sajid Mahmood.

In 2007 on India’s tour of England, Uthappa was moved down the order to a finisher’s role and scored a 33-ball 47 at The Oval. He then played in India’s top order during their run to the T20 World Cup in South Africa. He also took part in a famous ‘Bowl Out’ triumph over Pakistan during the tournament’s group stages.

Uthappa was demoted and had very infrequent appearances in 2014 and 2015. During his time in the T20 competition, he was a vital cog in various IPL franchises.

Robin Uthappa Stats

The right-handed batter made his mark in 2014 when he won the Orange Cap in a title-winning season for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Seven years later, KKR were defeated by Uthappa’s 15-ball 31-ball blitz. It enabled Chennai Super Kings to win their fourth IPL title at the expense of his previous team. CSK kept him at his base price of INR 2 crore ahead of the 2022 season. Unfortunately, he only managed 230 runs from 12 innings in a disappointing season for the team.

Uthappa scored 4952 runs in 205 IPL games, with a strike rate of 130.35 and 27 half-centuries. Uthappa scored 9446 runs at an average of 40.46 in 142 first-class games for his native state of Karnataka. He was a member of a team that won the domestic treble (Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Irani Trophy) in back-to-back seasons between 2013 and 2015.

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Pratik Pathak
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