Robin Uthappa Retirement: Team India cricketer Robin Uthappa has retired. He announced his decision to retire on social media on Wednesday. Uthappa played 46 ODIs and 13 T20 matches for Team India. And Uthappa is also one of the heroes who gave Team India their first T20 World Cup victory.

Robin Uthappa: Epilepsy at age 10.. Overweight with steroids.. Uthappa's Inspirational Journey

Robin Uthappa

Basha Shek

Basha Shek |

Sep 14, 2022 | 8:38 PM

Robin Uthappa Retirement: Team India cricketer Robin Uthappa has retired. He announced his decision to retire on social media on Wednesday. Uthappa played 46 ODIs and 13 T20 matches for Team India. And Uthappa is also one of the heroes who gave Team India their first T20 World Cup victory. Before that he played first-class cricket for Karnataka and Kerala. He scored more than 9000 runs in it. He rained runs for Team India as well as in IPL. This Karnataka cricketer’s specialty is to hit the middle of the crease and hit sixes easily without counting any bowlers. And let’s know some interesting things in the life of this hard hitter who surprised everyone by saying goodbye to cricket.

  • Robin Uthappa’s father’s name is Venu Uthappa. He has worked as an international hockey referee. He also served as the President of Karnataka Hockey Association. While father loved hockey, Uthappa loved cricket. Over time, that became his career.
  • Robin Uthappa’s father is Hindu and mother is Christian. Uthappa remained a Hindu until the age of 25 but converted to Christianity in 2011. Along with Uthappa his sister also converted to Christianity.
  • Uthappa was afflicted with epilepsy at the age of ten. As part of the treatment, he gained a lot of weight after taking steroids and drugs. These problems haunted him till the age of 20-25. But with the advice of nutritionists, he lost 20 kg and became fit.
  • To take his cricket career to new heights, Uthappa hired former India player Praveen Amre as his personal batting coach. Wherever Uthappa played, Praveen Amre used to travel with him.
  • The year 2013-14 is considered as the golden year of Uthappa’s career. He was instrumental in Karnataka winning the Ranji Trophy this year. Irani also won the trophy. He also made Kolkata Knight Riders the winner in IPL.
  • In his IPL career, Uthappa scored 4952 runs in 205 matches with 27 half-centuries at a strike rate of 130.3. Known for his aggressive batting, Uthappa also served as a wicketkeeper on many occasions.

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