Robin Uthappa CSK: Robin Uthappa wish to finish his career with a team like CSK. That would be quite unbelievable. say Robin Uthappa.
Former India batsman Robin Uthappa has opened up on what goes through the mind of a cricketer during an Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, where a player’s value “becomes about how much somebody is willing to spend on you”.
Robin Uthappa back in CSK: During the recent IPL mega auction, defending champions Chennai Super Kings re-signed Uthappa for his base price of Rs 2 crore. The explosive batsman had chipped in with valuable innings in last season’s playoffs after being given a chance late in CSK’s campaign in the UAE following Suresh Raina’s poor form. Uthappa vitally scored 63 off 44 balls during the first Qualifier followed by a knock of 31 off 15 in the final to beat Kolkata Knight Riders.
While Uthappa admitted that he and his family had hoped that Robin Uthappa would go back to CSK, the 36-year-old candidly spoke of how vulnerable a player can be while watching their name come up at an IPL auction.
Robin Uthappa has represented CSK, the champion team in IPL last season in UAE: Playing for a team like CSK was something I desired, it was one of my only prayers: Robin Uthappa told reporter. Let’s get back to CSK. My family, even my son, prayed for that, which is special for me. I’m happy to be back in a place where there’s a sense of security and a sense of respect.
“Playing for a team like CSK was something I desired, it was one of my only prayersRobin Uthappa
Ahead of the IPL 2022, which begins in just over a month’s time, Uthappa is geared up for another successful season with four-time winners CSK, hoping to end his playing career with them.
I’m playing purely for the love of the game. I love every part of it. I love being a part of the team. I love the hard work that’s involved in it. I have this new lease wherein I want to play as much as I physically can. I want to play and finish my career with a team like Chennai Super Kings. That would be quite unbelievable.