This site has been purely created out of my enormous LOVE and Affection for ROBIN Uthappa. I am Vignesh Sridhar a die HARD fan of Robin Uthappa and almost willing to do anything to see this KING play. I hope this site brings out many more Uthappa fans like me ,and we together support this man throughout his cricketing JOURNEY!!!!!!
Full name Robin Venu Uthappa
Born November 11, 1985, Coorg, Karnataka
Current age 24 years
Major teams India, India Under-19s, Karnataka,Mumbai Indians, Reebok XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Fielding Infield , Occasional Wicket keeper, Outfield during the death
The King himself
Tall and Broad chested Robin Uthappa, the son of Venu, an international hockey referee, scored heavily in the Ranji Trophy till he could not be kept out of the Indian one-day team any longer. Although his initial record in domestic cricket - a first-class average of 32 from 20 matches with just one hundred - was modest he plundered 854 runs in 7 Ranji matches in 2006-07 to top the batting charts. At one time a wicketkeeper-batsman, Uthappa has since given up the big gloves to concentrate on batting, and now occasionally bowls mediumpace. Once a wicketkeeper-batsman, his List A batting average of near 40 with a strike rate of approximately 90 has made him regarded as something of a limited overs cricket specialist.
As a batsman he has always been attractive to watch, hard-hitting, with every shot in the book, unafraid to hit the ball in the air. A useful member of the India under-19 team that won the Asia Cup, Uthappa first caught the eye when he made a brilliant 66 in a losing cause for India B against India A in the Challenger Trophy in Mumbai in 2005 against an attack that included Zaheer Khan, Murali Kartik and RP Singh. But it was in the subsequent edition of the same tournament, in Mohali in 2006, where he cracked a matchwinning 93-ball 100 for India B against an India A team that had seen a ton from VVS Laxman, that Uthappa really arrived in the big league. It won him a place instead of Virender Sehwag in the final one-dayer against England early in 2006, and he capitalised with a well-paced 86 at Indore. His next two outings were less spectacular, but time is on his side. After a spell out of the team Uthappa got a chance in the sixth ODI against England at The Oval. A nerveless unbeaten 47 off only 33 balls helped India seal a rousing win, and, for the moment, his place in the Indian team. Uthappa also scored a crucial 50 against Pakistan in the 20-20 World Cup in South Africa, when India were tottering at 36/4. With this, he became the first Indian to score a 50 in a 20-20 International match. India subsequently won the match in bowl out 3-0, where he bowled one of the three deliveries that hit the stumps.Uthappa has played at all junior levels and first class for Karnataka Cricket State Association.
In January 2009, he swapped places with Zaheer Khan and completed a move to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Sadly his poor form after the IPL-1 got him off the Indian team, he has been working hard on his physical fitness and his power!!! In the IPL-3 his hard work had finally paid off. He ended up being the batsmen having hit the maximum number of sixes (27), his massive power hitting being a visual treat for all and also therby winning matches for the ROYAL CHALLENGERS of BANGLORE. As of now hes constantly knocking on the doors of the selectors with some tremendous performances and its NOT FAR til he GETS his place back amongst the MEN in BLUE!!!!!!!!
Uthappa and ME
Reverse sweep always fr 6!!
Torments the Bowlers as usual
'His dedication and determination are bearing fruit now'- Rosy, Robin Uthappa's mother
These were the words that ROBINs mother said after getting the news that her son was selected to play for INDIA for the first time!!!
I am thrilled that Robin has been selected to play for the country again. After his consistently good, impressive scores in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, I was certain he would be recalled. I look forward to seeing him play well not only against the West Indies and Sri Lanka at home, but also in the World Cup.
It is my dream as a mother that Robin should play for the country as long as he can. He has been a hard-working cricketer. But what I have noticed in him is his natural flair for cricket, especially batting, which comes so easily to him. I have always tried to encourage him. Of course, he has been a good student, too -- but because of his cricket, he hardly has time to pursue his studies the way he should.
Initially, I used to force him a bit to concentrate on his studies. But when I realized he was really good at cricket, I myself began to encourage him to pursue his favourite pastime more seriously. Since then, he has always done well at every level of cricket. His dedication and determination are bearing fruit now. Like any mother, I too am proud of my son.
Uthappa with the Mastero
With Coach and Captain
Pandey n Uthappa
Watch n WHACK!!!
wers the ball??
Job well done!!