Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa has often been described as the "unluckiest" of cricketers for India. At one point, the Karnataka batsman was regarded as one of the top picks to be selected as the opening batsman for India. His performance during the 2007 T20 World Cup, saw him rising through the ranks. His innovative style of batting and his impressive strike rate saw him becoming a regular for India. But the success lasted for a short time, and with Virat Kohli's rise, and Uthappa's inconsistent performances, he was sidelined. The wicketkeeper-batsman, though continued to perform his best in the domestic cricket, and carried on the form in IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders. In 2014, he won the orange cap for scoring highest runs in the tournament - 660 runs in 14 matches. His consistency saw him returning to the side against Bangladesh next year. In 46 ODIs for the country, he has scored 934 runs at an average of 25.94.


Insecurity among players reason for India's poor showing in ICC events: Robin Uthappa

January 16, 2023 2:29 pm

Uthappa, who was a part of India's T20 World Cup-winning side in 2007, added that IPL teams like Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, which have made fewer changes to their squad over the years, have been the most successful sides only because of this reason.

'Alia Bhatt is one of the nicest people I've met; she is super dedicated and hardworking': Fitness trainer Sohrab Khushrushahi

October 25, 2022 11:44 am

"What Virat Kohli has done with his fitness... he’s transformed the way people in India look at fitness, because it's second to none. Hats off!" Sohrab Khushrushahi, the founder of SOHFIT, said

Robin Uthappa announces retirement from all forms of Indian cricket

September 14, 2022 9:10 pm

Uthappa made his ODI debut against England in Guwahati and went on to play 46 ODIs for India and scored 934 runs.

World Brain Day: Cricketer Robin Uthappa on mental struggles and Karnataka's initiatives to promote brain health

July 22, 2022 2:52 pm

Uthappa is brand ambassador of the Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (Ka-BHI), a joint endeavour of Nimhans and the department of health to prevent and improve treatment of neurological disorders.

IPL 2022: Shivam Dube's game flowers under security offered by supportive CSK team

April 14, 2022 3:39 pm

In the last five games, Shivam Dube has scores like 95 not out, 57 and 49 runs. He managed to find consistency which he didn't in his previous franchise. While backing his ability, Dube showed the temperament to rescue his team from tough situations.

Robin Uthappa brushes up 2007 T20 WC memories: ‘Tension lene ka nahi, tension dene ka was our mantra’

October 24, 2021 11:02 am

The agony before astigmatic Sreesanth gobbled up the World Cup-sealing catch, the bridling intensity of encountering Pakistan, the hand of "god" and the "gloves" of Dhoni in the tense bowl-out, the indescribable reception back home, a World Cup hero brushes up old but fresh memories

From Andre Russell to Pat Cummins: Players who have had a disappointing IPL 2020 so far

October 23, 2020 7:58 am

IPL 2020: KKR's Andre Russell and Pat Cummins, Punjab's Glenn Maxwell, CSK's Kedar Jadhav and Rajasthan's Robin Uthappa have been a few whose exploits have failed to translate in the premier tournament.

KKR vs RR: Wicket slowed, could have taken more time to adjust, says Robin Uthappa

October 01, 2020 1:58 pm

Defending 175, Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers wreaked havoc against the in-form Rajasthan Royals batting to have them tottering at 88/8 inside 15 overs before Tom Curran's 54 not out reduced their margin of defeat.

Have battled suicidal thoughts, depression: Robin Uthappa opens up on life and cricket

June 05, 2020 8:22 am

Robin Uthappa hasn't retired yet but neither has he played for India since 2015. Uthappa said he has no regrets about how he dealt with the lows of his life.

‘Please let us go, honest to God’: Robin Uthappa pleads BCCI to allow players in overseas leagues

May 22, 2020 3:07 pm

BCCI doesn't allow Indian cricketers to play in foreign T20 leagues like Big Bash League (BBL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), T20 Blast (England), Super Smash (New Zealand), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and others.