Ahead of the IPL 2021 Auction, the team franchises have started the trading of players. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals (RR) has confirmed the trade of Robin Uthappa to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the upcoming season of the IPL 2021 in an all-cash deal.
Uthappa, who played for Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pune Warriors and Kolkata Knight Riders, will now head to his 6th IPL franchise for the new season. The batsman expressed happiness over joining the Chennai team and also recalled the moment spent with Rajasthan. He said, ” I really enjoyed my year at the Royals and had a great time being part of this franchise. I am now excited for the next part of my cricketing journey joining CSK for IPL 2021.”
RR finished at the bottom of the IPL 2020 table:
Let us tell you that Uthappa was bought by the Rajasthan team during the 2020 auction. During the 13th season, he was able to score only 196 runs after playing 12 matches. This was the third season when he did not score a single half-century. Rajasthan team finished at the bottom of last year’s IPL with 12 points in 14 matches.
We’d like to thank Robbie for his contribution: RR CEO
On behalf of the Royals, CEO Jake Lush McCrum said, “We’d like to thank Robbie for his contribution during his time with us. He provided significant value building into the season in our camps in Guwahati and Nagpur, and his speech during our World Cup winners session during the season was one of the most powerful we have heard. We do have depth with regards to openers in our squad, therefore when the offer came from CSK, we thought it was a good opportunity for all parties involved. We’d like to wish Robbie all the best for this season at CSK and his future beyond that.”