2007 World Cup winner calls it quits from all forms of cricket in emotional message on social media
Former India wicketkeeper-batter Robin Uthappa has announced his retirement from all formats of the game in an emotional post that he put out on social media. The 36-year-old star was a part of the 2007 World Cup-winning team and also played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for some of the biggest teams in the cash-rich league.
"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," the player wrote on Twitter.
"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. 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. While I will spend significant time with my young family, I look forward to chatting a new phase of my life," he added in his emotional statement.
During his team for the national team, Uthappa played 60 ODIs and 13 T20Is for India. He was well known for his ability to smash the ball after coming down the track and his lofted shots off fast bowlers. The player featured in 205 IPL matches as well, scoring 4952 runs. He retires as the 9th all-time top scorer in the cash-rich league.