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Robin Uthappa Announced Retirement from all Forms of Indian Cricket

Robin Uthappa Retirement: 2007 T20 world cup winner Robin Uthappa announces retirement from all forms of Indian cricket

Robin Uthappa Announces Retirement

Former India and Karnataka batter Robin Uthappa was part of the Indian team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup under MS Dhoni‘s captaincy.

Uthappa made this heartbreaking announcement via his Twitter handle where he wrote: It’s been 20 years since I started playing professional cricket, and it has been the greatest honour to represent my country and state, Karnataka – a wonderful journey full of ups and downs; one that has been fulfilling, rewarding, enjoyable and has allowed me to grow as a human being. 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. While I will spend a significant time with my young family, I look forward to charting a new phase in my life.

India wins T20 world cup in 2007
India wins T20 world cup in 2007

I take this opportunity to thank the President, Secretary and the office bearers of the BCCI for their support and encouragement throughout my cricket career. I would also like to thank Karnataka State Cricket Association, Saurashtra Cricket Association and Kerala Cricket Association for the honour of representing the respective states during the course of my career. Further, I would like to express my gratitude to the IPL teams I represented – MI, RCB, PWI and RR. A special mention to KKR & CSK for all the wonderful memories and support my family and I received during my time with them – something I will always cherish.

I would like to thank my parents and sister for allowing me to pursue my passion, and for all the sacrifices they made for me while growing up, enabling me to succeed in my chosen field.

MS Dhoni and Robin Uthappa
MS Dhoni and Robin Uthappa

To my coaches, mentors and guides for their guidance and support through the years that have brought me this far, a big thank you.

To my teammates, physios, trainers, analysts, net bowlers and logistics members for all the love, support and encouragement. The camaraderie in the dressing room is one of the things I will miss the most. You all have truly added value to my life. Thank you

I would also like to thank all the grounds staff, umpires and scorers for all the hours of hard work they put in the background to allow us to play the game we all love.

Of course a big thanks to all my fans, well-wishers, dearest friends, supporters, critics and journalists for all the love, support, positive energy and motivation you have given me over these years. I am forever grateful to you all.

Lastly, thank you Sheets for being my rock and my light. To Neale Nolan, Trinity Thea, and Caleb for inspiring Dada to be his best version of himself every day. I love you all 10,000!!

Uthappa was a part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise that won the 2021 IPL title and was also an integral part of the Kolkata Knight Riders team that had won the title in 2012 and 2014 under Gautam Gambhir‘s captaincy.

As of now, he is the 9th highest run-getter in the history of the Indian Premier League, having scored 4952 runs in 205 matches with 27 fifties under his belt.


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