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T20 World Cup winner Robin Uthappa retires from all forms of cricket

2007 T20 World Cup winner Robin Uthappa decided to retire from all forms of Indian cricket on Wednesday, September 14. The player siad that it was the greatest of honours to represent his national team.

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T20 World Cup winner Robin Uthappa retires from all forms of cricket
Robin Uthappa. (Courtesy: Getty Images)

In Short

  • Robin Uthappa was India's star in the first ever bowl out in T20Is
  • Robin Uthappa has also won 2 Indian Premier League titles
  • Uthappa was contracted to Chennai Super Kings at the time of his retirement

By India Today Web Desk: India's T20 World Cup hero Robin Uthappa retired from all forms of Indian cricket on September 14, 2022. Back in 2007, Uthappa became a household name in Indian cricket after helping India win a bowlout against Pakistan in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup.

"It has been my greatest honour to represent my country and my state, Karnataka. However, all good things must come to an end, and with a grateful heart, I have decided to retire from all forms of Indian cricket," the player wrote on Twitter.

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Well known for his flamboyance and his ability to hit through the line, Uthappa was a household name for his exploits in the Indian Premier League. The batter was one of the main reasons behind Kolkata Knight Riders' success in the IPL 2014, as he scored a massive 660 runs at a strike-rate of 138 in the tournament.

"It's been 20 years since I started playing professional cricket and it has been the greatest honour to represent my country and state, Karnataka - a wonderful journey full of ups and downs; one that has been fulfilling, rewarding, and enjoyable and has allowed me to grow as a human being," the player wrote in a statement.

"However, all good things must come to an end, and with a grateful heart, I have decided to retire from all forms of Indian cricket. While I will spend significant time with my young family, I look forward to chatting a new phase of my life," he further continued.

Uthappa featured for the Indian team in 60 ODIs and in 13 T20Is. He was well revered for his ability to come down the track and play lofted shots off fast bowlers like Brett Lee. The player featured in 205 IPL matches and scored 4952 runs. He retires as the 9th all time top scorer in the Indian Premier League.

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