Robin Uthappa has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He was a very technically sound batter. He was one of those players who popularised IPL in its early stage. His role in IPL for different teams and especially for Kolkata Knight Riders is immensely appreciated. In this article, we will see Uthappa’s 5 best knocks in IPL.
#5 80* against CSK
In 2015 in a match between CSK and KKR in Eden Gardens, KKR was chasing a low target of 166 but they lost 3 key batters Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, and Surya Kumar Yadav at 57. It was Robin who was already set chased down the target with Andre Russell and made 80* off 58 balls.
#4 87 against RPS
In 2017 in a match between KKR and Rising Pune Supergiants, RPS gave a high target to KKR and Robin Uthappa was batting in the lower order because KKR was promoting Sunil Narine in the top order. Uthappa made 87 off 47 balls with 7 fours and 6 sixes to seal the win for Kolkata.
#3 51 against PBKS
Robin Uthappa played for RCB in his early IPL days and 2010 in a match against Kings eleven Punjab, Uthappa played a cameo of 51 runs off just 21 balls while chasing a target of 204. Uthappa scored 4 fours and 4 sixes in his innings and put Punjab’s bowling on their knees.
#2 68* against CSK
it was the same year in 2010 but this time it was CSK who was facing No.3 of RCB, Robin Uthappa that time. Local boy Uthappa smashed CSK bowlers and made 68* off 38 balls. Because of Uthappa’s innings, RCB reached a total of 171 which was enough for CSK batters.
#1 88 against RCB
It was not a very long time since Uthappa made his highest IPL score. It was a match between RCB and CSK in 2022 and this time Robin was playing for CSK. Uthappa came to bat after CSK lost 2 wickets and when he came to bat, he started slow but he did not end his innings at the same rate. He smashed Glenn Maxwell for three sixes and ultimately made 88 off 50 balls and done a partnership of 156 with Shivam Dube in the last 10 overs.