Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, India U19, India, Karnataka, Pune Warriors, India Green, India A, South Zone, Board Presidents XI, East Zone, India Red, Kolkata Knight Riders, Bijapur Bulls, Saurashtra, Bengaluru Blasters
Robin Uthappa is an Indian cricketer, who bats right handed and keeps wicket occasionally. He is nicknamed 'The Walking Assassin' for his tactic of charging the bowler. He played an important role in India's win at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. He finished the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy season as the highest run scorer.
Robin Uthappa made his One Day International (ODI) debut against England at Nehru Stadium on April 9, 2006, but not able to bat as the match was abandoned due to wet outfield. Backed by a good show in List A career, he was recalled to Indian squad for 2007 cricket World Cup held in West Indies. He played in all three group games, but only scored 30 runs in total as India suffered a shock defeat to Bangladesh and a loss to Sri Lanka resulting in the team not qualifying for the Super 8 stage. He has accumulated 934 runs in 46 matches at an average of 25.34 with a strike rate of 90.59, including 6 fifties.
Uthappa played for Mumbai Indians in the opening season of Indian premier league (IPL) and had a fairly successful opening season as he scored 277 runs at an average of 34.62. In 2009, he was swapped with Zaheer Khan and moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He played next two season for RCB but failed to make an impression. For 2011 edition of IPL, Sahara Pune Warriors bagged him, though, the franchise failed to any success in two season but Uthappa amassed 839 runs at an average of 26.21. He was drafted into the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise for 2014 and till present he plays for the same Kolkata based franchise. Overall, in 177 matches, he has scored 4,411 runs at an average of 28.83 with a strike rate of 130.50, including 24 fifties, his highest score is 87 runs.
Robin Uthappa made his T20 International debut against Scotland at Kingsmead on September 13, 2007 during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 Cup. Uthappa scored a crucial 50 against Pakistan in inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa, when India were tottering at 39/4. With this, he became the first Indian to score a 50 in a T20. India subsequently won the match in bowl out 3–0, where he bowled one of the three deliveries that hit the stumps. He played an important role for India in the World Cup as he made quick fire 30s and 20s while coming to bat at number. In 13 matches, he has scored 249 runs at an average of 24.9 with a strike rate of 118.01.