IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Chennai Super Kings has acquired Robin Uthappa for 2 crore

Jeremy Caroll

Chennai Super Kings has purchased Indian wicketkeeper batsman Robin Uthappa for 2 crore after he was one of 17 Indian players who placed themselves at 2 crore for the auction.

Rajasthan Royals paid 3 crore for the 36-year-old in 2020, however he was dealt to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of the IPL 2021 edition. In the final stages of the season, he replaced the injured Suresh Raina and played a vital role in CSK’s title-winning quest.

Robin Uthappa has been a member of the IPL since its inception and has a wealth of expertise.  In 2006, he made his India debut in an ODI and went on to play in 46 50-over matches and 13 T20Is.

Since the tournament began in 2008, he has played for six different teams in the IPL, accumulating 193 appearances. In the T20 league, Uthappa averages 27.94 and has a strike rate of 130.15, and he can still be a significant asset for any team. He scored 660 runs as the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the IPL in 2014.

Last season, the right-hander showed off his experience in CSK colours. He took CSK to the final with a 44-ball 63 in the Qualifier against Delhi Capitals (DC).

After that, Uthappa smashed a 31-run knock off just 15 balls in the final against KKR, as CSK defeated his former side by 27 runs.

He’s been a part of two title-winning IPL franchises, so he knows what it’s like to be a part of a winning team. Uthappa possesses the kind of winning attitude that any IPL squad would love to have.

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