Updated: April 8, 2020 8:39:28 am
Robin Uthappa, who gained the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 with India, nonetheless believes that he can nonetheless function in a World Cup, and is concentrating on a comeback to the nationwide crew in the shortest format of the sport.
In an interview with ESPNcricinfo, the 34-year-old batsman stated, “Right now I want to be competitive. 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.”
The blessings of Lady Luck or God or no matter you name it, performs a large issue. In the subcontinent and India particularly, with the quantity of expertise that we do have in our nation, all of these points grow to be evident,” he added.
Uthappa has made sporadic appearances in worldwide cricket ever since his comeback in 2011, with simply eight ODIs and 4 T20Is to his identify. Still, he continues to believe that there’s an “outside chance”.
“You can never write yourself off. Especially if you believe you have the ability and you know that there is an outside chance. So I still believe in that outside chance,” he stated.
“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.”
Although he final performed for India in July 2015, Uthappa has had nice success in the IPL, with the franchises, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. Now, in his twilight, the Rajasthan Royals batsman goals to reinvent himself as a finisher for India and has begun coaching preserving that in thoughts.
“What I’ve been trying to do is to make sure that I’m well prepared,” he defined. “Opening the batting is something I can do at any point of time. I’m trying to make sure I’m well equipped to bat in the middle order as well.”
“One of the things that we need today in Indian cricket is a good finisher, and that’s something that I’m pursuing and working hard on. It’s something I’m looking forward to improving on a day to day basis.”
Uthappa has performed 46 ODIs and 13 T20Is in nationwide colors, and has scored 249 runs in T20Is at a median of 24.90 and a strike price of 118.00.
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