Right-handed batsman Robin Uthappa has represented the Indian cricket team in the T20 format and played for several franchises in the Indian T20 League.

The 35-year-old was part of the Indian team that won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007. Uthappa was the first Indian to score a fifty in a T20I match which he registered against arch-rivals Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in South Africa. 

However, the Karnataka-born cricketer couldn’t retain his place in the Indian team and last played a T20I for India against Zimbabwe in 2015. 

In 13 T20Is, Uthappa scored 249 runs at an average of 24.90 and a strike rate of 118.

While the wicket-keeper batsman had a short international career, Uthappa has been an integral member of several franchises in the Indian T20 League. He has played for Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Rajasthan and now Chennai. 

Uthappa was instrumental in Kolkata claiming two Indian T20 League titles in 2012 and 2014. He formed a formidable partnership with former Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir, which helped them win several matches.

Uthappa has amassed 4,607 runs in 189 Indian T20 League matches at an average of 27.92 and strike rate of 129.99. 

However, Uthappa has often been criticised for a slow strike rate and struggled against slow bowlers as he prefers balls coming onto the bat.

Bowlers who dismissed Robin Uthappa the most in T20 cricket

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Robin Uthappa six times in T20 cricket - the most by any bowler in cricket’s shortest format. 


Apart from Ashwin, medium-pacer Ashish Reddy, leg-spinner Amit Mishra, Mumbai pacer Dhawal Kulkarni and former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan are some of the bowlers who have troubled Uthappa in T20s. 




Ravichandran Ashwin


Ashish Reddy


Amit Mishra


Dhawal Kulkarni


Irfan Pathan


Iqbal Abdullah


Albie Morkel


Kieron Pollard


Karan Sharma


Murali Kartik 


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