Robin Uthappa   

Robin Uthappa     

Personal Information

India

Full name Robin Venu Uthappa

 

Born November 11, 1985, Coorg, Karnataka

 

Current age 33 years 9 days

 

Major teams India, India a, India Under-19s, Karnataka, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, Reebok XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and South Zone

 

Playing role Batsman

 

Batting style Right-hand bat

 

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Early life

Uthappa was born in Kodagu in Karnataka, India. He received his education at Sri Bahaman Manager Jain College which comes under the umbrella of Jain University, Bangalore. At a very young age, he has shown the signs of fulfilling his potential.

 

Career

Robin Uthappa

Uthappa first came to the public’s attention when he made 66 for India B against India A in the Challenger Trophy in 2005. The following year, in the same tournament, Uthappa made match-winning 93-ball 100 against the same team which propelled him in the big league. Previously, he had been a member of the India Under-19 team that won the Asia Cup. Once a wicket-keeper batsman, his List A batting average of near 40 with a strike rate of approximately 90 has made him regarded as something of a limited overs cricket specialist. Uthappa Helped Rohit sharma to score his highest score in his career, mostly giving majority of the strike to him. He is a gem of a player.

 

He was recalled to the ODI side in January 2007 for the series against the West Indies. He did not feature in the first two games. He scored a quick 70 in the third game followed by a quick-fire 28 in the fourth game.

 

He was selected in the 15-member squad of the Indian team for the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies in March–April 2007. He played in all three group games, but only scored 30 runs in total as India suffered a shock defeat to Bangladesh and a loss to Sri Lanka resulting in the team not qualifying for the Super 8 stage.

 

In the sixth ODI of the NatWest Series 2007–2008, he scored 47 off 33 balls to take India to a thrilling victory, keeping Indian hopes alive in the 7- match series which they were trailing 2–3 before the match. Used to batting as an opener, in this match he came in at the unfamiliar position of no 7. When he came at the crease India were 5 down for 234 after 40.2 overs, still needing 83 from less than 10 overs. After Dhobi got out in the 47th over with the Indian score at 294, Uthappa kept a cool head to take India to the target with two balls to spare in a remarkable victory.

 

Robin Uthappa

Uthappa also scored a crucial 50 against Pakistan in the 20–20 World Cup in South Africa, when India were tottering at 39/4. With this, he became the first Indian to score a 50 in a 20–20 International match. India subsequently won the match in bowl out 3–0, where he bowled one of the three deliveries that hit the stumps.

 

After his impressive performance in the seventh season of IPL, he was selected to captain the India a team for its tour of Australia in July 2013.

 

In November 2014, Robin was included into Indian One Day International squad for the last two matches against Sri Lanka.

 

Robin was included in 30 men Indian squad for 2015 Cricket World Cup.[4] Robin Uthappa was also included in team India which toured Zimbabwe in 2015

 

Indian Premier League

Uthappa played for Mumbai Indians in the 2008 Indian Premier League and had a fairly successful opening season. In his very first match he scored 48 runs from 38 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the next game, against Chennai Super Kings, he made 43 (36) including 6 fours and a six. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, he stitched an unbeaten 123-run partnership with Dwayne Bravo, where he scored a run-a-ball 37 to steer Mumbai to an easy win. Then he scored 34 off just 21 deliveries to lead Mumbai to an emphatic victory over the in-form Rajasthan Royals. However, a quick-fire 23-ball 46 from Uthappa went in vain after Delhi Daredevils clinched a 5-wicket win in a nail-biting finish.

 

In January 2009, he was swapped with Zaheer Khan and moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore. He had a disappointing 2009 season of IPL for the Royal Challengers. His only noteworthy innings came against the Mumbai Indians in a match where he struck 66* off 42 balls to guide the RCB run-chase.

 

In a match against Kings XI Punjab in 2010 Indian Premier League he smashed a 21-ball 51, the second fastest fifty in Indian Premier League and was instrumental in setting up the win for the Royal Challengers. He came up with another match-winning innings, against Chennai Super Kings, as he struck an unbeaten 68 off just 38 balls. He also won the Man of the match award for this effort. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, he scored an unbeaten 50 from only 22 deliveries to take the Challengers to another comfortable win. He ended the season with 374 runs from 14 innings at an average of 31.16. He also hit 27 sixes, which was the most by any batsman in that season.

 

For the 2011 Indian Premier League he was bought by Pune Warriors for a huge sum of 2.1 million USD (approximately INR 9.4 crores) in the auction held at Bangalore. He was the second most expensive player in that auction behind Gautam Gamier, who was bought for 2.4 million USD by Kolkata Knight Riders.

 

According to Bangalore Mirror, Few Days before the start of Champions league T20 Robin Uttappa convert to Roman Catholicism at the Holy Ghost Church in Bangalore. Bernard Moras, the Archbishop of Bangalore presided over and conducted the ceremony.

 

Even though IPL 5 was a disappointing one for Pune Warriors India, Robin Uthappa remained their top scorer scoring 405 runs from 16 games, which included a blistering 69 against the RCB. The same happened in Season 6 of IPL, although team’s performance was poor, Robin Uthappa managed to score 434 runs in 16 matches.

 

For the seventh season of IPL, he was drafted in by Kolkata Knight Riders. He failed to perform well in first leg of the tournament conducted in UAE. He was then promoted to the opening position with Gautam Gambier and performed well in the India-leg of the season. He won the Orange Cap, given for scoring most runs in the season, 660, and in the process created a T20 record for having scored 40+ scores in 8 consecutive games. He eventually made 11, breaking the record held by Mathew Hayden of most 40+ scores in a single season.

 

Season by season at IPL

IPL Batting Statistics of Robin Uthappa

Year    Team   Inns     Runs    HS       Ave     SR       100      50        4s         6s

2008    Mumbai Indians          14        320      48        35.55   114.69 0          0          34        9

2009    Royal Challengers Bangalore  15        175      66*      15.90   102.94 0          1          18        3

2010    16        374      68        31.16   171.55 0          3          21        27

2011    Pune Warriors India    14        264      45        26.40   126.31 0          0          27        10

2012    16        405      69        27.00   118.07 0          2          38        10

2013    16        434      75        27.12   116.98 0          2          42        12

2014    Kolkata Knight Riders            15        660      83*      46.78   137.60 0          5          73        18

2015    13        364      80        30.33   131.41 0          1          42        7

2016    15        394      72        26.27   121.90 0          3          45        8

2017    13        388      87        29.85   165.11 0          5          36        21

2018    16        351      54        21.93   132.45 0          1          30        21

2008–2018 Total [14] 165      4086    87        28.57   131.84 0′         23        401      145

In 2014 he set a world record by posting 40+ scores in 10 consecutive innings.

 

Robin Uthappa married with Sheetal Gautham

Sheethal GOUTHAM   

PLAYER’S DETAILS

Name: Sheethal GOUTHAM

Birth Date: 06 Jun 1981

Birth Place:

Nationality: India

Plays: Right Handed

Personal details

Age Started Tennis: 9

Age Turned Pro:

Coach Name: Arjun Gotham

Favorite Surface:

Personal Interests:

Ranking

Current Singles Ranking

Career High Singles Ranking  591 (24/09/2001)

Current Doubles Ranking

Career High Doubles Ranking            477= (27/08/2001)

Singles Year End (2018)

Doubles Year End (2018)

Ranking Singles         Doubles

2012    –           984

2011    963      680

2010    882      –

2009    993      –

2005    1045    736

2004    963      798

2003    1026    564

2002    674      559

2001    615      517

2000    774      –

Robin Uthappa is half Kodava by ethnicity. Religiously, he is a Christian, like his mother Roselyn and sister Sharon. His mother Roselyn is a Malayali. His father, Venu Uthappa, a former hockey umpire is a Kodava Hindu. He married his long-time girlfriend Sheetal Gautham on March 2016.

Overview of career

Robin Venu Uthappa Explore Robin Uthappa’s performance Batting and fielding averages

Mat      Inns     NO      Runs    HS       Ave     BF       SR       100      50        4s         6s         Ct        St

ODIs Insights on ode 46        42        6          934      86        25.94   1031    90.59   0          6          107      19        19            2

T20Is Insights on t20i 13        12        2          249      50        24.90   211      118.00 0          1          26        6          2            0

First-class        136      227      6          9118    162      41.25                           21        51                                129      2

List A  189      183      11        6045    169      35.14   6480    93.28   14        31                                107      9

T20s Insights on t20   232      225      20        5898    92        28.77   4383    134.56 0          33        603      205      113            39

Bowling averages

Mat      Inns     Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM   Ave     Econ    SR       4w       5w       10

ODIs Insights on odi  46        1          2          0          0          –           –           –           0.00     –           0          0          0

T20Is Insights on t20i 13        –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –

First-class        136                  739      470      12        3/26     5/67     39.16   3.81     61.5     0          0          0

List A  189                  272      266      5          2/19     2/19     53.20   5.86     54.4     0          0          0

T20s Insights on t20   232      1          6          11        0          –           –           –           11.00   –           0          0          0

Career statistics

ODI debut      India v England at Indore, Apr 15, 2006 scorecard

Last ODI         Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 14, 2015 scorecard

ODI statistics 

 

T20I debut      India v Scotland at Durban, Sep 13, 2007 scorecard

Last T20I        Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 19, 2015 scorecard

T20I statistics

 

First-class debut          2002/03

Last First-class            Rajasthan v Saurashtra at Jaipur, Nov 25-28, 2017 scorecard

List A debut    2002/03

Last List A      Kerala v Saurashtra at Delhi, Oct 8, 2018 scorecard

T20s debut      Karnataka v Kerala at Visakhapatnam, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard

Last T20s        Kolkata Knight Rider’s v Sunrises Hyderabad at Kolkata, May 25, 2018 scorecard

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl     Team   Opposition      Ground            Match Date     Scorecard

18        Saurashtra       v Kerala           Delhi   8 Oct 2018      LA

14        Saurashtra       v Chhattisgarh Delhi   6 Oct 2018      LA

7          Saurashtra       v Odisha          Delhi   4 Oct 2018      LA

1          Saurashtra       v Andhra         Delhi   30 Sep 2018    LA

25        Saurashtra       v M. Pradesh   Delhi   26 Sep 2018    LA

35        Saurashtra       v Hyderabad   Delhi   23 Sep 2018    LA

0          Saurashtra       v Delhi            Delhi   20 Sep 2018    LA

97        Saurashtra       v U. Pradesh   Delhi   19 Sep 2018    LA

10        Blasters           v Bulls Mysore            6 Sep 2018      Other T20

23        Blasters           v Mysore-W    Mysore            4 Sep 2018      Other T20

Overview on Robin life

As a batsman Robin Uthappa has always been attractive to watch, hard-hitting, with every shot in the book, and unafraid to hit the ball in the air. However, tempering his stroke play has been his biggest problem, and has kept him out of the Indian team for long periods.

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