Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

The primary version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was performed in 2008 and since then the match has earned itself the title of being the hardest franchise-based cricket league on the earth. Whereas only some had the privilege of enjoying for one specific group, most gamers have represented multiple group. Former Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa is one amongst them.

Uthappa, who’s presently representing the defending champions Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) in IPL 2022, has performed for as many as six IPL franchises. The correct-handed batter performed his first season for five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2008. The wicketkeeper-batter shifted to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2009.

Recalling his first ever switch, the 36-year previous revealed that in 2009, he was compelled to signal the switch papers by “somebody” from MI, whom he didn’t want to identify.

I used to be one of many first individuals to be transferred in IPL: Robin Uthappa

In a dialog with Ravichandran Ashwin on his Youtube channel, Uthappa revealed that he was one of many first cricketers to be transferred in IPL. The Karnataka cricketer additionally revealed that he was instructed that he is not going to make it to the enjoying XI if he doesn’t signal the switch papers.

“So, I used to be together with Zaheer Khan and Manish Pandey. I used to be one of many first individuals to be transferred within the IPL. For me, it grew to become extraordinarily tough as a result of my loyalties had been utterly laid out with MI at that time. It occurred a month earlier than the IPL and I refused to signal the switch papers,” Uthappa stated in a dialog with Ashwin.

“I used to be going by way of one thing in my private life and I used to be utterly in despair throughout my first season with RCB. I didn’t play properly even for one recreation that season. The one recreation during which I did properly was once I was dropped and picked once more. I performed pondering that I actually wanted to do one thing on this match. Somebody from MI, I gained’t identify him, had instructed me that if I didn’t signal the switch papers, I’d not get to play within the XI for MI,” he added.

Speaking about his numbers in IPL, Uthappa has performed 196 matches during which he has scored 3686 runs at a median of 27.98. The correct-handed batter has stroked 26 fifties within the match.

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