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Robin Uthappa

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NameRobin Uthappa
BornNovember 11, 1985
Coorg, Karnataka
Age36 years 26 days
TeamsIndia, India U19, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Karnataka, Pune Warriors, India Green, India A, South Zone, Board Presidents XI, East Zone, India Red, Kolkata Knight Riders, Bijapur Bulls, Saurashtra, Bengaluru Blasters, Kerala, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings
NicknameUthappa
Bat StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowl StyleRight-arm medium
Batting Statistics
Batting Statistics for Robin Uthappa. Profile Updated On 07 Tuesday December 2021 173813000000
TestODIT20IIPL
Mat-4613193
Inn-4212186
Runs-9342494722
Avg-25.9424.927.94
SR-90.59118.01130.15
HS-865087
NO-6217
100s-000
50s-6125
4s-10726462
6s-196168
Bowling Statistics
Bowling Statistics for Robin Uthappa. Profile Updated On 07 Tuesday December 2021 173813000000
TestODIT20IIPL
Mat-4613193
Inn-1--
Balls-2--
Runs-0--
Wkt-0--
BBI-0 / 0--
BBM-0 / 0--
Eco-0.0--
Avg-0.0--
5W-0--
10W-0--
Profile
Profile for Robin Uthappa. Profile Updated On 07 Tuesday December 2021 173813000000
The ramp shot at the Oval against England in 2007, the walking hit over the bowler's head and then his improvised batting are the first thoughts that come into one's mind when you look at the name Robin Uthappa. A well built lad from Karnataka, Uthappa first came into the limelight after a good show in the 2005 Challenger Series playing for India-B. He also did well in the subsequent Challenger Series in 2006. All this came at a time when the national selectors where looking for some young blood and Uthappa was roped into the India ODI squad to play against England at home.

Uthappa had a dream debut as he scored a well compiled 86, opening the innings at Indore. He was given a decent run since then and was also part of the 50-over World Cup squad in 2007. The action shifted to South Africa for the inaugural edition of the T20 WC the same year and Uthappa had a good beginning before fading away. However, he played all the matches in the tournament, which was won by India.

However, his form dipped after the Asia Cup in 2008 and with the emergence of Virat Kohli, Uthappa was overlooked by the selectors. A good 2013-14 season for Karnataka despite missing out on a few matches early in the season saw him back in the national frame and he had done enough to convince the national selectors again and he was picked for India again after six years for the tour of Bangladesh in 2014. However, lack of consistency was his bane and he left out of the team after another try in 2015.

Uthappa's skirmishes with his state board led to his exit from Karnataka and he was signed up by Saurashtra ahead of the 2017-18 Indian domestic season.

IPL through the years

One of the few players who have featured consistently across all the years of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Robin Uthappa's career blossomed only after he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), ahead of the 2014 season of the cash-rich tournament. The seeds for an impressive IPL career was first sown at the 2007 T20 WC, where Uthappa played a prominent role in Indian annexing the first-ever T20 WC championships.

Buoyed by his performance, Mumbai Indians shelled out US $800,000 to avail of his services. It turned out to be a disappointing first season for Uthappa with the Mumbai-based franchise and he was traded with Zaheer Khan as he shifted base back to home at the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), ahead of the 2009 auctions. It was however in 2010 that Uthappa started flourishing, first for RCB who played him as a finisher and then as a lead batsman for the now defunct Pune Warriors India. His performances meant he was always in high demand and Uthappa joined Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014.

Putting in a stirring performance, Uthappa shone in his role as an opener, bagging the orange cap, with 660 runs, which included a record breaking sequence of 11 40+ scores. It was this consistency that helped KKR bag the coveted trophy for the second time. Uthappa has since been a constant in the KKR franchise, although he has never been able to top the stats of 2014. The runs stopped flowing consistently from his blade, but his ability to counter-punch and his wide range of strokes meant that he remained an integral part of the KKR franchise. However, an underwhelming 2018 and 2019 forced the management to do the unimaginable, and they released him for the 2020 auctions where he was signed up by Rajasthan Royals who had themselves released Ajinkya Rahane. It's likely that Uthappa will take up the opener's slot for RR.