Robin Uthappa has been one of the most consistent performers in the IPL. He’s represented multiple franchises and will be part of the MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. Uthappa, who was traded out of Rajasthan Royals and signed by Chennai Super Kings is very happy to be a part of the yellow army. He posted a video on his Instagram account and thanked CSK the fans for their warm welcome.
“First of all, I’d like to say thanks to all the CSK fans for the wonderful welcome I’ve received over the last few weeks. This message is a bit long pending, but I’m glad that ‘late aanaalum latest ah pannirken’ (I’m latest even if I’m late).
He further revealed that playing alongside MS Dhoni is a dream come true. He said that he wants to win a tournament with MS Dhoni before he retires. Uthappa was part of the Indian squad that won the T20 world cup in 2007 under Dhoni’s leadership.
“Thanks so much for all the love and support I’ve received so far. Honestly, it’s bit of a desire come true for me. I had a desire to play with him [MS Dhoni] again and win a tournament once before he retires. So it’s a blessing to get an opportunity to play for CSK,” he added.
“Not just that, I get to play with a lot of players I grew up with. Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina… I’ve been playing with them since Under-17. So I’m very very happy that I’m a part of CSK. I’ll work hard and play well if I get an opportunity. And I’m looking forward to coming there and entertaining all of you.”
Along with Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara will also be part of the Chennai Super Kings. Uthappa has a great record in the IPL and is the 9th highest run getter of the tournament with 4607 runs in 189 games.