Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman Robin Uthappa has been traded to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in an all-cash deal. The 35-year-old has beforehand performed for a lot of IPL franchises particularly Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Pune Warriors (PW) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) earlier than he was signed by the Royals final yr for INR 3 crore.
CSK introduced his arrival with a unusual put up on Twitter. The tweet mentioned, “Robin is our newest Bat-Man! Welcoming you with #Yellove Vanakkam @robbieuthappa! #WhistlePodu”.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 21, 2021
Talking about his stint on the Royals, Uthappa mentioned, “I really enjoyed my year at the Royals and had a great time being part of this franchise. I am now excited for the next part of my cricketing journey joining CSK for IPL 2021”.
CSK’s acquisition of Uthappa could also be predicated after they misplaced two openers, Shane Watson, who retired after the 2020 season and Murali Vijay, who was launched. CSK, nevertheless, do have Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, N. Jagadeesan and Sam Curran accessible to open the innings.
Uthappa has performed each season of the IPL because the inception of the match and has scored 4607 runs from 189 video games at a strike-rate of 129.99. This contains 24 half-centuries and an Orange Cap within the 2014 season where his 660 runs contributed to KKR’s second title win.