Uthappa announces retirement from international and Indian cricket

Robin Uthappa has retired from all types of worldwide and Indian cricket. Uthappa has obtained a no-objection Certificates (NOC) from Kerala, the final state he performed for in home cricket, and will likely be free to take up assignments in abroad T20 leagues and “charting a brand new section in my life”.

Uthappa, a member of India’s 2004 Underneath-19 World Cup group, made his worldwide debut in 2006 and performed 46 ODIs and 13 T20Is, and was a part of the group that lifted the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 in South Africa. He additionally gained a number of home titles with Karnataka and gained the IPL twice: with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 and with Chennai Tremendous Kings in 2021.

Uthappa, now 36, began his home profession in 2002-03 with Karnataka and ended it with Kerala within the truncated 2020-21 season. He additionally represented Saurashtra throughout the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. He performed 142 first-class matches, scoring 9446 runs with 22 centuries whereas averaging practically 41, and scored one other 6534 runs with 16 lots of in 203 one-day video games at a median of 35.31. In 291 T20 video games, the final of which he performed within the 2022 IPL for Tremendous Kings, he scored 7272 runs whereas placing at 133.08.

He performed all 15 seasons of the IPL and represented as many as six groups within the event: Tremendous Kings, Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors India, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. He amassed 4952 runs in 205 IPL video games, placing at 130.35 and averaging 27.51.

Uthappa was recognized for his aggressive batting, which earned him a world debut in 2006, however he was dropped quickly after the 2007 T20 World Cup due to poor kind. The 12 months earlier than taking part in his previous couple of matches for India in 2015, he achieved a uncommon treble with Karnataka, who gained the Ranji Trophy, the Irani Cup and the Vijay Hazare Trophy within the 2013-14 season. He adopted that up with a prolific IPL for Knight Riders in 2014, ending the season because the event’s main run-scorer with a tally of 660 runs at a strike fee of 138.

He was rewarded with a return to the Indian facet for excursions of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in 2014 and 2015 however modest returns meant he was out once more. In between, he led the run chart within the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season as Karnataka turned the primary home group to repeat their title-winning treble.

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