‘In it to win it` is a motto he believes in. Karnataka-born, Robin Uthappa is a happy-go-lucky man. Those picture perfect reverse-sweeps and the inside out strokes have earned him many loyal followers but the KKR-man is not resting on his laurels. Cric Crak presents to you a few facts about Uthappa which will surely make you know him even better 🙂
1. Announced His Arrival In Style
All the sweating was worth it, as Robin Uthappa announced himself on the international stage with a solid 86 run-knock against England in the year 2006. It was the highest score by an Indian debutant at that time until KL Rahul broke that record against Zimbabwe in 2016 scoring an exact 100 *.
2. Orange Cap
“Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo” is a part of his daily singing classes. Jokes apart, Robbie won the Orange Cap (Most runs in the tournament) in the IPL 7 season in the year 2014. He amassed 660 runs, plundering the leather to his delight and helped his team to become champions for the second time in the history of the IPL.
3. Mr. Consistent In IPL
Certainly Mr. Consistent, Robin broke Matthew Hayden’s record for most consecutive 40+ scores in a single season by scoring 11 of them in the 2014 season. Take A Bow Robbie! That was some serious consistency.
4. Walking Assassin
Known as the “Walking Assassin”, when on a song, the explosive batsman can be seen walking down the wicket and whacking the ball past the bowlers head. Nobody plays this shot better than he does. Do you agree? Umpires love it too or wait to do they? Lol!
5. When He Was Paid A Fortune!
Robin Uthappa was the second most expensive buy of the IPL Auctions in the year 2011. He was picked by the Pune Warriors for USD 2.1 Million.
6. Sporting Dad
Sports runs in his family, Robin’s father Venu was an international hockey referee and also served as the President of the Karnataka Hockey Association.
7. Wife A Tennis Player
The dashing batter is sport off the field too. He got married to former Indian tennis player Sheetal Goutham who has also represented many different states, districts, and institutions at various levels.
8. SRK Fan
Robbie is known to be one of the biggest SRK fans and makes sure to watch all his movies. Well, we can safely say that he is the right place representing the Kolkatta Knight Riders with Shah Rukh Khan being one of the major stake- holders.
Cric Crak honestly feels that Uthappa still has a lot to offer to Indian cricket considering he is still just 31. Having said that, he would like to see him be more consistent even in International cricket and not waste any opportunities like he has been whenever he has made a comeback to the Indian Team. Keep Craking Robbie, It’s always a pleasure to watch you on a song!