All About Robin Uthappa And His Cricket Career

The word class & charismatic in batting is not something that you can use for every batter as we know scoring runs is one art but scoring them in a way that pleases everyone & soothes to the eye is the other thing. We can easily say that Robin Uthappa lies in that second category, scoring runs with pure class & ease.

Robin Venu Uthappa is an Indian cricketer, born on 11th November 1985. He was born in Kodagu in Karnataka, India & he plays for Kerala in domestic cricket. He has played international cricket as well & represented India in ODIs & T20Is. He got his early education from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, which is under Jain University, Bangalore.

He made his International debut in 2006 but didn’t get enough opportunities consistently for his country as it can be seen that his career never got that spark. Still, across the discussions, it has always been said that he has a serious potential to play for India & he scores run with profound ease & comfort.

He started his international career with a bang had a dream debut, scoring an impressive 86 at Indore in 2006, but in 2008 his form got dipped & he lost his place from the Indian team after that.

When he was going through a bad patch, players like Virat Kohli got the emergence & Uthappa got overlooked by the selectors.

Personal Information About Robin Uthappa

Full nameRobin VenuUthappa
Born11 November 1985 (age 36)
Kodagu, Karnataka, India  
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium  
RoleBatsman, wicketkeeper
National sideIndia (2006–2015)
IPL teams   Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pune Warriors India, Kolkata Knight Riders  
ODI debut (cap 165)15 April 2006 v England
Height170 cm approx.
weight72kg approx
Eye colourBlack
Hair ColorBlack
MeasurementsChest 42 inches Waist 34 inches Biceps 14 inches
Last ODI14 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no.37 (formerly 17)
T20I debut (cap 13)13 September 2007 v Scotland
Last T20I19 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
2002/03–2016/17Karnataka

Family Background Of Uthappa

Robin Uthappa is half Kodava by ethnicity. His mother, Roselyn, is a Malayali. VenuUthappa, a former hockey umpire, is his father, a Kodava Hindu. He married his long-time girlfriend, SheethalGoutham, in March 2016. 

Cricket Career In All Formats Of Robin Uthappa

Domestic Cricket Of Robin Uthappa

He got the attention of everyone for the very first time when he scored 66 runs for India B against India A in the challenger trophy in 2005; those were the early days of his career & before that, he was an unknown commodity. Moving further in the same tournament, he came up with other match-winning performances; one of the highlights was his 93 balls 100, a match-winning inning.

He came into the cricketing circle as a wicket-keeper batsman, but his skills as a pure fielder were none less than anybody; his list A stats denote the fact that he is more suited to limited-overs format with an average of around 40 & strike rate nearing 90 in limited-overs cricket which is considered to be good at that time.

His overall first-class record is pretty good, too, having played 139 matches scoring 9336 runs with a batting average of 41, 21 hundred under his belt, and 52 half-centuries.

IPL Career Of Robin Uthappa

He has never been short of showing his class on many occasions & amongst them, IPL would probably be his strongest suit as he has done considerably well there; in the augural IPL season, he played for Mumbai Indians & had a successful opening season throughout out the tournament in 2008, he kept on playing some match-winning & impactful knocks.

In the following season, he went on the play for Royal Challengers Bangalore, which was not the best of seasons for him & he struggled for most of the tournament. The only memorable innings from the 2009 IPL season that comes to the notice is against his ex IPL team Mumbai Indians, where he scored 66 of 42 to bring RCB home in a run chase.

His breakthrough was the 2014 IPL season with Kolkata Knight Riders when he won the orange cap scoring 660 runs in the entire tournament.

If we are talking about IPL and Robin Uthappa, I think it would be unfair not to discuss his heroics for CSK in qualifier 1 of the IPL 2021, where he scored 63 runs from 44 balls & his innings made sure that Chennai is getting the ride for the final.

Chennai Super Kings again picks him for the IPL 2022; his overall stats are pretty decent, which includes 193 matches & 4722 runs with a strike rate of 130.

ODI Career Of Robin Uthappa

The ODI record of Robin Uthappa in numbers might not tell or portray his exact talent of him; with the stats that he has, we can say that he has underachieved a lot in this format. In 46 games that he has played, he scored only 934 runs averaging 25.94, which is way less than his potential.

Even with this pretty average kind of ODI record, he has some tremendous & terrific innings to show. They have come in patches, but they looked outstanding.

One example is the Netwest series in 2007 when he scored quickfire 47 of 33 in the 6th ODI & took India home after a thrilling contest. He sued to bat as an opener, but in this match, he came to bat in an unfamiliar position, i.e., no 7 & went on to win the game for his country.

One of his under-valued effort in ODI cricket came in 2014 when he helped Rohit Sharma score that massive 264 in ODI cricket. Many people today talk about that solid and momentous inning of the hitman, but most of them won’t know that it was Robin Uthappa’s selflessness that made it possible for Rohit to complete his 200 & eventually get 264. In the last ten overs during the partnership with Rohit, he kept on giving the strike to him & took singles deliberately to make sure that Rohit managed to get those milestones & he eventually did

T20 Career Of Robin Uthappa

If we look at the IPL record of Robin Uthappa, one would assume that he must have played a lot of t20i cricket for India, if not the other formats, but unfortunately, it’s not the case. There could be multiple reasons for that. One is that the competition at Indian cricket is huge for obvious reasons, especially for the batters; as we know, India is a country where every 2nd boy desires to be a batsman, so there is a rich scope of the batsman in India. It tells us that when you get your opportunity, you must utilize it with both hands & show your talent; otherwise, there are so many sitting out there waiting for their chance.

It has been seen that with what limited opportunities Robin Uthappa had in t20i, he was unable to get the attention of selectors by doing something substantial. His t20i record tells us that he has played 13 matches with only 249 runs scored with 25 average & 1 fifty in his resume, indeed not the kind of numbers that could help him sustain his place in Indian Cricket.

A few of the notable things about his T20i career for India is that he was a part of a World Cup-winning team in 2007. He had some excellent performances in that World cup too. One of those highlights was his 50 against Pakistan when India crumbled down for 30 for 4, and he made sure that India ended up getting a good score.

Achievements Of Robin Uthappa 

  • He was the first player to score a fifty against Pakistan in t20i.
  • He scores the highest runs by an Indian in an innings in ODI (86 against England).
  • Orange Cap winner in IPL 2014 for Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Holds a record of scoring 40 plus in ten consecutive Innings of IPL

Net Worth Of Robin Uthappa

 Robin Uthappa Net Worth is $11 Million (Rs.81 Crore). The primary source of his income and net worth came from cricket. Also, the brand value of Robin Uthappa is very high, and he also earns a considerable sum of money from various International and National Cricket Matches and the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands where he charges a good amount of money.

His monthly income is estimated as 0.5 crores plus & yearly, which can be calculated as six crores plus.

Robin Uthappa owns a luxury designer house in Kodagu, Karnataka. Also, he holds multiple real-estate properties across the countries.

The Car collection of Robin Uthappa is relatively Small.

Robin Uthappa owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. The Car brands owned by Robin Uthappa includes Audi.

Social Media Handles of Robin Uthappa

Instagram – 815K Followers

Twitter – 794.9K Followers

Facebook – 2.8M followers

FAQ

1. Why did Robin Uthappa change his name?

The name ‘Robbie’ is only for tournaments and he has not changed his name. It’s just his nickname like ‘DK’ for Dinesh Karthik.

2. What is the age of Robin Uthappa?

36 years old  

3. How many matches did Robin play in the IPL 2021?

4 matches and scored 115 runs