Having played his final international match in 2015, former Indian batsman Robin Uthappa has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. The right-handed batter announced the news on his social media accounts and posted a touching message.
Uthappa was one of the most technically sound batters to have played for the country. He was also part of the 2007 T20 World Cup winning squad and played several crucial knocks in the tournament. While announcing the news, Uthappa paid gratitude to the BCCI, his state board and his former IPL franchises.
"It's been 20 years since I started playing professional cricket, and it has been the greatest honour to represent my country and state, Karnataka - a wonderful journey full of ups and downs; one that has been fulfilling, rewarding, enjoyable and has allowed me to grow as a human being. However, all good things must come to an end, and with a grateful heart I have decided to retire from all forms of Indian cricket. While I will spend a significant time with my young family, I look forward to charting a new phase in my life. I take this opportunity to thank the President, Secretary and the office bearers of the BCCI for their support and encouragement throughout my cricket career," Uthappa wrote on his Twitter account.