WATCH : Robin Uthappa Opened About How Mumbai Indians Treated Him After 1st Season!!
Written by Dhiwaharan Published on Apr 07, 2022 | 09:14 AM IST | 59
Star player of Chennai Super Kings Robin Uthappa, in his recent interaction with Ravichandran Ashwin for his YouTube channel, revealed how Mumbai Indians treated after he played for them in the first season. The cricketer said that he was asked to sign the transfer papers and was threatened that he wouldn’t be playing in the 11 if he refuse sign. Without having much choice, Uthappa said that he signed the transfer papers and moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second edition of IPL tournament.
Robin Uthappa who represented team India in the past, is currently playing for Chennai Super Kings as a top order batsman. So far the cricketer has played for a number of franchises including Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In his recent interaction with Ravichandran Ashwin, Robin said that he loves the atmosphere in team CSK so much. He lauded the team management for taking care of the bench players which determines the success of a team. However, he also talked about the depression he went through after being transferred to RCB from Mumbai in the second season.
“I was one of first few people to be transferred in the IPL. So, I was transferred from Mumbai to RCB first. For me, it was extremely difficult because my loyalties completely laid with Mumbai Indians at the point in time. It happened one month before the IPL and I refused to sign the transfer papers” Robin Uthappa said.
“I wanted to stay and continue playing for them. Because I really enjoyed playing with Sachin Paji, Saath Jayasuriya and Shaun Pollock. All these guys were there ans I really enjoyed playing with them and it felt really good” Robin further said who went on to add that he built a loyalty towards the city, towards the team and towards the franchise.
“So, to suddenly shift, I was like, ” What is this, yaar? How do I do this? ” I was going through something personally at that time. That pushed me further back in whatever I was going through emotionally. I went completely into depression during my first season with RCB. If you look back at my first season with RCB, I didn’t play well even for one game in that season. I scored some 230 runs in that season and the only time I played well was against Mumbai Indians” Robby said.
Uthappa went on to reveal how someone from Mumbai made him to sign the transfer papers. “Someone from Mumbai Indians, I’m not gonna say the name. But they said to me “Listen, if you don’t sign these transfer papers, you will not get to play in the 11 for Mumbai Indians. So, you might as well sign it and get transferred. So, eventually, I signed it, the transfer happened and it took me a while” Uthappa said.
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Source : Ravichandran Ashwin