Robin Venu Uthappa was born on 11 November 1985 in Kodagu, Karnataka. He is the only son of his father Venu Uthappa, and mother Roselyn Uthappa. He also has a sister named Sharon Uthappa.
Robin Venu Uthappa got married to his wife Sheethal Gautam in 2016
Robin Uthappa first became obvious when he made 66 for India B against India An in the Challenger Trophy in 2005.
The next year, in a similar competition, Robin Uthappa made a match-winning 93-ball 100 against a similar group which impelled him in the major association.
In June 2019, Uthappa moved from Saurashtra, joining Kerala, in front of the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy season.
Robin Uthappa made his One Day debut against England in 2006. It was a dream debut as the Indian Debutant scored a magical half-century.
Robin Uthappa arrived in style in International cricket.
He was recalled to the ODI side in January 2007 for the arrangement against the West Indies. He didn’t include it in the initial two games.
He scored a fast 70 in the third game followed by a quickfire 28 in the fourth game.
In the 6th ODI of the NatWest Series 2007–2008, he scored 47 off 33 balls to take India to an exciting triumph, keeping Indian expectations alive in the seventh and final match which they were trailing 2–3 preceding the match.
Robin Uthappa made his T20 debut against Scotland in 2007 but did not get to bat. After the dismal performance of the Indian team in the 2007, the World Cup most senior players were not interested in playing in the T20 World Cup and the likes of young players such as Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Rohit Sharma got a chance to show their talent in the International platform.
Uthappa shined in his first match against Pakistan where he scored a brilliant half-century and played some of his trademark shots.
Unfortunately, Uthappa did not play many T20 matches after the 2007 World Cup. All the cricket fans know that everybody does not get the same amount of opportunities or chances to play International cricket and Uthappa is one of those players.
He never actually got the chance to show his talent and will always remain an unfortunate and underrated Indian player.
Robin Uthappa Biography–IPL:
Indian Premier League can be considered the best friend of Uthappa’s cricketing career. He has been consistently playing IPL since 2008 and most of the time he delivers for his team.
Uthappa played for Mumbai Indians in the 2008 IPL and had a genuinely effective opening season. In his absolute first match, he scored 48 runs from 38 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In the following 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 guide Mumbai to a simple success.
At that point he scored 34 off only 21 balls to lead Mumbai to a decided triumph over the in-structure Rajasthan Royals.
Be that as it may, a quickfire 23-ball 46 from Uthappa went futile after Delhi Daredevils secured a 5-wicket win in a nail-gnawing finish.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
For the seventh period of IPL, he was drafted in by KKR. He neglected to perform well in first leg of the competition led in UAE.
He was then elevated to the initial situation with Gautam Gambhir and performed well in the India leg of the period.
He won the Orange Cap, given for scoring most runs in the season, 660, and in the process made a T20 record for having scored 40+ scores in 8 sequential games.
He in the end made 11, breaking the record held by Mathew Hayden of most 40+ scores in a solitary season.
He was released by the Kolkata Knight Riders in front of the 2020 IPL auction.
At present, Robin Uthappa biography provides that Robin Uthappa plays as an opener for the Chennai Super Kings.
Robin Uthappa Controversy:
In 2021, he was embroiled in a controversy related to his comments on caste discrimination.
In an Instagram post, Uthappa shared a quote by American writer and activist Maya Angelou, which read: “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” Along with the quote, Uthappa wrote, “I am privileged that I haven’t been subjected to it (caste discrimination) personally but I cannot deny its existence.”
His comments were met with criticism from some people, who accused him of downplaying the seriousness of caste discrimination and being insensitive to the experiences of marginalized communities.
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