The veteran Indian cricketer, Robin Uthappa was touted to be the next big thing back in 2005 when he burst out on the scene. After his initial exploits for Team India, he was expected to have a bright future in international cricket. But, in 2008 he was dropped from the Indian team and since then, he never managed to become a regular member of the national side.
Recently while talking about his future and his ambitions, Uthappa said that he believes he can play another World Cup for India. He said he always looking to be competitive and still has it in him to represent the country.
During an interview with ESPNCricinfo, Robin said, “I still have that fire burning in me, I really want to compete and do well. I honestly believe I have a World Cup left in me, so I’m pursuing that, especially the shortest format. Especially in India, it becomes so much more evident. I don’t think it is as evident when you’re playing cricket outside of India. But in the subcontinent and India especially, with the amount of talent that we do have in our country, all of those aspects become evident.”
Uthappa also said that he has never stopped believing in his ability as if he has done so, he had been unfair to himself. He also said that because of the belief he has in his ability, he feels that there will be an outside chance always. Robin feels that he can be a part of a successful team like the one which won the inaugural ICC World T20 in 2007.
Robin Uthappa futher explained, “I still believe that things can go my way and I probably can be a part of a World Cup-winning team and play an integral role in that as well. Those dreams are still alive and I think I’ll keep playing cricket till that is alive.”
Uthappa has been signed up by Rajasthan Royals for 2020 IPL season. In IPL, he has scored 4411 runs at a strike rate of 130., while playing for Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pune Warriors India (now defunct) and Kolkata Knight Riders.