T20 World Cup winner Robin Uthappa retires from all forms of cricket

T20 World Cup winner Robin Uthappa retires from all forms of cricket

Robin Uthappa

The swashbuckling star Robin Uthappa, on Wednesday (September 14) bid adieu to all forms of cricket. Taking to his social media, the renowned batter confirmed the same with a long post. He is now free to play in overseas cricket .

He wrote: “It has been my greatest honour to represent my country and my state, Karnataka. However, all good things must come to an end, and with a grateful heart, I have decided to retire from all forms of Indian cricket.”

Check his post below:


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Robin Uthappa’s domestic and international career stats

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa was one of the bowlers who hit the stumps during the famous bowl out between India and Pakistan in the inaugural season of ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 in South Africa.

His attacking approach helped him earn his call to represent the national team. He started his international journey in 2006 against England in an ODI in Guwahati. In 46 ODIs, he amassed 934 runs and 86 was his highest score. In T20Is, he accumulated a total of 248 runs in 13 matches at a strike-rate of 118.01.

However, after a few years, the 36-year-old was hardly included in the national side as his form started fading away. It was in 2015 when he played his last ODI against Zimbabwe where he could score 31 runs off 44 balls. His last T20I was against the same team in the same series.

Despite that, he continued to play in the Indian Premier League and in domestic tournaments. In IPL, he had represented six franchises- Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors, Mumbai Indians, and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was part of the IPL teams that have won the titles: with KKR in 2014 and with CSK in 2021.

He played all 15 seasons of IPL. In 205 IPL matches, he mustered 4952 runs at a strike-rate of 130.35 which also include 27 half-centuries. He started his domestic career with Karnataka in 2002-03 and ended it with Kerala in the 2020-21 season.

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