Announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket is Robin Uthappa. This choice was made by the India starting pitcher on Wednesday through social media. It’s interesting to note that the player won’t be available for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League starting with the next season. The Karnataka native thanked everyone, including the BCCI, for their support during his career. He had recently played for Kerala on the local circuit.
The athlete tweeted: “Representing my nation and my state, Karnataka, has been a huge honour. He even sent a lengthy thank-you statement on Twitter. However, all good things must come to an end, therefore with a thankful heart, I have chosen to retire from all forms of Indian cricket.
The cricketer’s participation in India’s first-ever T20 World Cup winning team in 2007 in South Africa will live long in the memory. He was one of the Indian athletes that took part in the competition’s historic ball out versus Pakistan. The flashy opener was a member of a youthful brigade led by MS Dhoni and was renowned for his aggressive style of cricket.
Uthappa played 46 ODIs and 13 T20s, which led to the perception that he was predominantly a white-ball player. He averaged 25 in ODIs, but he was never able to play to his full ability for India. Despite excelling for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy, he was never given the opportunity to represent India in Test cricket. He managed to score 9446 runs at the FC level. He has completed 6534 runs in List A.
The 36-year-old said in a statement that he has been playing professional cricket for 20 years. “It has been an incredible journey with of ups and downs; one that has been meaningful, rewarding, and fun and has enabled me to develop as a human being,” he said.
He participated in more than 205 games in the Indian Premier League, scoring 4952 goals while winning three championships. He has previously played for a number of IPL clubs, including the Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
His finest season came in 2014, when he scored 660 runs while wearing the KKR colours and went on to win the Orange Cap.