Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Robin Uthappa is celebrating his 38th birthday today. Uthappa has been part of some of the most glorious moments in Indian cricket including the 2007 T20 World Cup victory and CB Series win in Australia. He has had a successful IPL career where he lifted the title multiple times for various franchises but his most memorable stint was with Kolkata Knight Riders where he also won the Orange Cap along with the title in the 2014 season.
Robin Uthappa has played for Karnataka for a major part of his domestic career. He made his debut for Karnataka in 2002/03 season. Uthappa went on to make his India debut in 2006 against England at Indore. He represented India for the first time in the shortest format in the 2007 T20 World Cup against Scotland. He played his part in the glorious campaign of the Indian team in that World Cup.
Robin Uthappa has played in 46 One-Day Internationals for India where he has scored 934 runs. In the T20 format, he has represented the Men in Blue in 13 matches. Robin Uthappa has been one of the most consistent performers in domestic cricket, also one of the prime reasons why Karnataka started to dominate domestic cricket. He has a vast experience in 142 first-class matches. He has 9446 runs to his name at an average of 40.71 with 22 centuries in first-class cricket. His List-A record is also impressive as he scored more than 6000 runs.
His IPL career was very successful. Uthappa won the IPL title with Kolkata Knight Riders and in the later part of his career, he lifted the IPL title with Chennai Super Kings. In the 2014 season, he performed at his best when he scored 660 runs in a season and won the orange cap. He was instrumental in guiding Kolkata Knight Riders to their second IPL title.