IPL 2021: Veteran batsman Robin Uthappa expressed his desire to play alongside MS Dhoni in Chennai Super Kings in the recent video shared by him. The former Rajasthan Royals cricketer was traded to Chennai Super Kings a few weeks back in an all-cash deal. Representing the inaugural champions, Uthappa amassed 196 runs off 12 games.
In the recent video shared by the cricketer, he said getting picked by CSK is a dream come true. He further added that he had an extreme wish to play with MS Dhoni and win an IPL season before he retires.
“It is a little bit of a desire come true for me. It has been 12-13 years since I played alongside MS Dhoni and I’ve wanted to play and win a tournament with him before he retires,” Uthappa said in a video tweeted by CSK.
Robin Uthappa was also part of the Indian T20 World Cup winnings squad in 2007 under MS Dhoni. In the tournament, the batsman scored 113 runs with a strike rate of 113 in South Africa.
Uthappa is the part of the Indian T20 League since its inception in 20018. In the 189 games, he has amassed 4607 runs at a strike rate of 130 including 24 half centuries.
CSK had a good IPL auction as what they wanted, they got from it. The steal of K Gowtham for INR 9.25 Crores is the highlight for CSK.
Along with K Gowtham, CSK also got Moeen Ali, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harisankar Reddy, K Bhagath Verma, and C. Hari Neeshanth at a reasonable price.
The franchise did not completely revamp the squad as expected but keeping in mind the intensity of the Auction, they have done fair work in the squad. CSK has its core intact with some experienced senior players.
CSK Squad for IPL 2021:
MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, R Sai Kishore, Faf du Plessis, Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harisankar Reddy, Bhagath Verma, Hari Neeshanth.
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