15 Interesting Facts about Robin Uthappa

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15 Interesting Facts about Robin Uthappa:

Nickname:

Robin Uthappa is nicknamed ‘The Walking Assassin’ for his tactics of attacking the bowler.

Forgettable World Cup:

Robin Uthappa was selected in the 15-man Indian team squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies in March–April 2007. He played all three group games, but scored only 30 runs in total as India suffered a crushing defeat to Bangladesh and a defeat to Sri Lanka, resulting in the team failing to qualify for the Super 8 stage.

Attractive Display:

Robin Uthappa first came into public view when he scored 66 for India B against India A in the Challenger Trophy in 2005. The following year, in the same tournament, Uthappa scored a match-winning 100 off 93 balls against the same team, which helped him establish his dominance on the big stage.

Winning the T20 World Cup:

Robin Uthappa scored a crucial half-century against Pakistan in the World Cup 20-20 in South Africa when India were struggling at 39/4. With this he became the first Indian to score 50 in a 20-20 international match.

Ranji Debut At 17:

Uthappa made his Ranji Trophy debut for Karnataka in 2002, when he was just 17 years old. Uthappa batted at number three against Haryana and scored a quick 40 runs. Uthappa made his List A debut for Karnataka a few days before his Ranji debut, scoring 61 against Andhra Pradesh.

Dream run in the inaugural T20 World Cup:

Uthappa made his T20I debut against Scotland during the ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007. In India’s blockbuster encounter against Pakistan in the group stage, Uthappa stepped up and scored his maiden T20I half-century. In the same match, he was one of the bowlers in the Indian team to hit the ball on the stumps after the match was drawn. He gave a good start to India by opening with Gautam Gambhir. His efforts helped India win the title at Kingsmead and become champions of the inaugural edition of the World Cup.

IPL Times:

Playing for Mumbai Indians, Robin Uthappa scored 320 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 114.69. Robin Uthappa was replaced by Zaheer Khan in the following season. This season was disappointing for Robin and he scored only 175 runs in 15 matches. `The 2012 season was eventful, representing Pune he scored 405 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 118.07. The following season he scored 434 runs at a strike rate of 116.98. 2014 proved to be a successful season, when he scored 660 runs at an average of 46.78 with a strike rate of 137.60.

Comeback Tale:

Robin Uthappa came in to bat at number seven in the sixth ODI against England in the 2007–08 series and kept the series alive by scoring a match-winning inning of 47 runs in 33 balls. He has scored 934 runs in 46 ODI matches at a strike rate of 90.59 and an average of 25.94. He has 6 ODI fifties to his name.

Empathic Season:

Robin Uthappa finished the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy season as the leading run-scorer. He has scored 8053 runs at an average of 41.51 with 19 centuries and 45 half-centuries in 119 first-class cricket matches.

Important team of India Under-19:

Uthappa was an important part of the India under-19 cricket roster that competed at the 2004 ICC Under-19 World Cup. Uthappa had a great tournament along with captain Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik but he could not make it to the final.

Robin from sports background:

The Uthappa family was associated with sports even before Robin started playing for India. His father, Venu Uthappa was a former hockey umpire and former president of the Karnataka Hockey Association.

IPL Orange Cap Winner:

Although Uthappa failed to cement his place in the Indian line-up, he was a mainstay for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. In 2014, he had a great season, scoring 660 runs and winning the Orange Cap. His flamboyant batting led Kolkata to the title in the same year.

International Debut:

Uthappa made his T20 International debut during the ICC World T20 2007 against Scotland. However, that game was abandoned without a single ball being bowled. In the next game against Pakistan he scored 50 runs. Thus, he is one of the few batsmen to score a half-century in his debut ODI and T20I innings.

Uthappa got a place in the Indian team:

In 2006, Uthappa was included in the Indian team for the One Day International (ODI) series against England. He made his debut in Indore and scored 86 runs. This is the highest score made by an Indian on ODI debut. Before Uthappa, this record was in the name of former Karnataka batsman Brijesh Patel, who had scored 82 runs against England in Leeds in 1974.

Afflicted with Epilepsy:

When Uthappa was 10 years old, he suffered from epilepsy. The treatments to combat this interfered with his metabolic rate. As a result, he began having problems maintaining his weight, which plagued him until his mid-20s. Recently, he has dealt with the issue with the help of a nutritionist; He lost 20 kilograms to become slim and fit.

Conclusion:

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