Blessed with great skill and power, when he was called up to serve at a young age, Robin Uthappa found it hard to find consistency. He has struggled to do justice to his talents at the highest level, despite his enormous potential. Two years later, Uthappa made his mark on the Indian side when he toured the Under-19 World Cup in 2004. At his debut at Indore on the one day international (ODI), he struck 86 – still the highest score for an Indian ODI debutant. A year later he was driven into the 2007 World Cup squad by some exciting activities.
Uthappa displayed agony at playing his shots at the start of his career and attracted attention during an ODI against England in The Oval. He was one of the best performers in India during the ICC World T20 2007. He failed to retain his shape by the middle of 2008 and was axed on the foot. Uthappa has since been a frequent scorer in home Cricket; making a comeback even in 2011 and 2012 for a few T20s.
But Pravin Amre changed his career by designating his personal batting coach. He redeveloped his technology along with Amre, minimized his propensity to walk over and over the pitch, and altered the back-lift.
In consequence, Uthappa’s home cricket returned more, and in the centre he looked more trustworthy. The second phase of Uthappa’s career is one of India’s most mysterious players. He joined the Indian Premier League in 2014 as the fourth IPL franchise for him with all his hard work, a good man playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Robin Uthappa and his fight against Depression
A number of cash-rich League franchises, without cricketers, have now held live social media sessions on a variety of subjects ranging in from their careers to personal problems; following the Indian Premier League’s suspension of 2020. Uthappa disclosed a period of his career as he battles against depression in the latest episode of ‘Mind, Body and Soul;’ a 3 part series on good, mental wellbeing and happiness hosted by the Royal Rajasthan Foundation.
What Robin Uthappa has in his mind
“I think it was consistent between 2009 and 2011, and I would do it every day. It was the farthest thing in my mind at times that I did not even think about cricket,” he said during the session. Although his pessimistic thoughts twisted over time with no fixtures, going up to 22 metres was Uthappa’s ideal solution. He continued: “I’ve been wondering how I’ve survived today; and how I’ll move on to what’s going on in my life. Cricket kept my mind away, but in the off-season and during the non-match days it became really difficult.
Uthappa has done 46 ODIs and 13 T20Is in the Blue Ones. His last one was in an ODI against Zimbabwe in July 2015. Rajasthan Royals chose the former symbol of Kolkata Knight Riders before IPL 2020.