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Robin Uthappa Retirement: Robin Uthappa has called it quits from all forms of cricket. The India opener took this decision on Wednesday…

Robin Uthappa Retirement: Robin Uthappa has called it quits from all forms of cricket. The India opener took this decision on Wednesday via social media. Interestingly, the player will also not be available for Chennai Super Kings from next season in the Indian Premier League.  The man from Karnataka, who has also played for Kerala in the domestic circuit in the recent past, thanked everyone from the BCCI and others for their support throughout his career. Follow cricket live updates with InsideSport.IN

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The player tweeted: “It has been my greatest honour to represent my country and my state, Karnataka. However, all good things must come to an end, and with a grateful heart, I have decided to retire from all forms of Indian cricket.” He even shared two shared a long note on Twitter, thanking all and sundry.

Robin Uthappa Retirement: Chennai Super Kings lose Uthappa as 2007 World Cup winner announces retirement from all forms of cricket, Follow LIVE Updates
Robin Uthappa Retirement: Chennai Super Kings lose Uthappa as 2007 World Cup winner announces retirement from all forms of cricket, Follow LIVE Updates

The cricketer will be best remembered for being part of India’s maiden T20 World Cup winning squad in 2007 in South Africa. He was one of those Indian players who featured in the historic ball out against Pakistan in the competition. The flamboyant opener, who was known for his aggressive brand of cricket, was a part of a young brigade under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

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Uthappa was looked upon as a white-ball player primarily, having played 46 ODIs and 13 T20s. He could never justify his full potential at the top level for India, averaging 25 in the ODIs. Despite his prowess in Ranji Trophy for Karnataka, he never got a chance to wear India’s cap in Test cricket. At the FC level, he managed to score 9446 runs. In List A, he had 6534 runs under his belt.

“It’s been 20 years since I started playing professional cricket and it has been the greatest honour to represent my country and state, Karnataka – a wonderful journey full of ups and downs; one that has been fulfilling, rewarding, and enjoyable and has allowed me to grow as a human being,” the 36-year-old wrote in a statement.

In the Indian Premier League, he played over 205 matches, scoring 4952 matches and won an impressive three titles. He played for a number of IPL teams in the past, including Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders among others.

His best season was in 2014 where he scored 660 runs in KKR colours, helping him won the Orange Cap that season too.

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