Robin Uthappa Announces Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket
Mumbai, Sep 14 || Robin Uthappa on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of International and Indian cricket. The last state for which he played was Kerela after obtaining No Objection Certificate (NOC), after this announcement Uthappa will be free to take up assignments in overseas T20 leagues and "charting a new phase in life".
Uthappa was the member of 2004 India's U-19 World Cup team and had made his international debut in 2006. In all, he played 46 ODI and 13 T20 for Indian team and was a part of inagural T20 World cup 2007 in South Africa. He also won several domestic titles with Karnataka and won IPL title twice with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 and Chennai Super King's in 2021.
Uthappa started his domestic career in 2002-03 with Karnataka and ended up with Kerela in 2020-21 season. He also represented Saurashtra during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 season. He played 142 first-class matches with scoring 9446 runs and 22 centuries while averaging near 41, and scored another 6543 runs with 16 hundreds in 203 One-day games with an average of 35.31. In 291 T20 games, the last game which he played in 2022 from CSK team scored 7227 runs with a striking rate of 133.08.
He played all 15 seasons of IPL and represented six franchises : Mumbai Indians, Super King's, Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rasjasthan Royals. He scored 4952 runs in 205 IPL games, striking at 130.35 and averaging 27.51.
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