IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals commerce Robin Uthappa to Chennai Tremendous Kings
The 35-year-old right-hander from Karnataka had scored simply 196 runs in 12 matches within the final IPL in UAE after being picked up by Rajasthan Royals on the final IPL auctions.
“I actually loved my yr on the Royals and had a good time being a part of this franchise. I’m now excited for the subsequent a part of my cricketing journey becoming a member of CSK for IPL 2021,” Uthappa mentioned in a launch.
Rajasthan Royals had launched eight gamers, together with star Australia batsman Steve Smith, after the group completed on the backside of the desk within the 2020 version.
Rajasthan Royals COO Jake Lush McCrum mentioned: “We would wish to thank Robbie for his contribution throughout his time with us. He supplied important worth constructing into the season in our camps in Guwahati and Nagpur, and his speech throughout our World Cup winners session in the course of the season was one of the vital highly effective we have now heard.
“We do have depth as regards to openers in our squad, due to this fact when the supply got here from CSK, we thought it was an excellent alternative for all events concerned. We would wish to want Robbie all one of the best for this season at CSK and his future past that.”
Younger wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson was named as Rajasthan Royals captain on Wednesday, changing Smith.
Welcoming Uthappa in its set-up, CSK tweeted: “Robin is our latest Bat-Man! Welcoming you with #Yellove Vanakkam @robbieuthappa! #WhistlePodu Lion faceYellow coronary heart.”
CSK shall be Uthappa’s sixth franchise within the cash-rich league. He began his IPL profession with Mumbai Indians again in 2008 and later joined Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Now defunct Pune Warriors then bagged Uthappa for 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions. He was later acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders for six seasons ranging from 2014 to 2019.
Uthappa has performed in each version of the IPL because the event’s inception and has scored 4607 runs from 189 video games at a strike price of 129.99.
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