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MS Dhoni celebrates after India beat Pakistan in 2007 T20 World Cup final. File image.(Getty Images)

Uthappa recalls how MS Dhoni led India to 2007 WT20 triumph

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2021 01:15 PM IST
Batsman Robin Uthappa, who was a part of the World Cup winning squad, has revealed that Dhoni backed his instincts throughout the tournament which helped India return victorious.
MS Dhoni (L) and Robin Uthappa train in the nets in 2007. (Getty Images)
MS Dhoni (L) and Robin Uthappa train in the nets in 2007. (Getty Images)

MS said 'listen I've got your wicket so keep quiet': Uthappa praises Dhoni's wit

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 07:14 PM IST
  • Robin Uthappa, who played a lot of cricket under MS Dhoni, praised the former India captain’s wit, and in fact, finds it sharper than his wicketkeeping skills.
File image of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)
File image of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)

Today at 35, I want to tell you, he was bang on: Uthappa recalls Sachin's advice

UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 12:18 PM IST
  • Uthappa has revealed that Tendulkar was battling an insurmountable amount of pain through the series but ended up playing the entire tournament. He played 10 matches in the tri-series, scoring 399 runs at an average of 44.33.
MS Dhoni and S Sreesanth in 2007. (Getty Images)
MS Dhoni and S Sreesanth in 2007. (Getty Images)

MS said 'just go bowl bro': Uthappa narrates incident between Dhoni, Sreesanth

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2021 07:30 AM IST
  • India hosted Australia for a T20 match in Hyderabad, with Robin Uthappa explaining what had transpired.
Robin Uthappa and Matthew Hayden had several exchanges during the series of India vs Australia matches in 2007. (Getty Images)
Robin Uthappa and Matthew Hayden had several exchanges during the series of India vs Australia matches in 2007. (Getty Images)

'Hayden didn't speak to me for 2-3 years': Uthappa on sledging in Ind-Aus games

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2021 08:45 PM IST
  • Robin Uthappa looked back at the series of matches between India and Australia from the year 2007, revealing how there was an incredible amount of sledging going on each time the two times faced each other.
Robin Uthappa shakes hands with Shoaib Akhtar after India won the first ODI of the 2007 series. (Getty Images)
Robin Uthappa shakes hands with Shoaib Akhtar after India won the first ODI of the 2007 series. (Getty Images)

'If you do that again, you might get a beamer': When Akhtar warned Uthappa

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:00 PM IST
  • In 2007, Shoaib Akhtar had an episode with Robin Uthappa, as narrated by the India batsman himself, which was rather unforgettable.
Robin Uthappa wishes he could play the straight drive as well as Sachin Tendulkar. (Getty Images)
Robin Uthappa wishes he could play the straight drive as well as Sachin Tendulkar. (Getty Images)

'Even now I watch his straight drives:' Uthappa's admiration for Tendulkar

UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 01:08 PM IST
  • Sachin Tendulkar possessed one of the best, if not the best, straight drives in cricket, and CSK batsman Robin Uthappa recognizes that.
Robin Uthappa plays a pull. (IPL)
Robin Uthappa plays a pull. (IPL)

'Want to be the first to score 1000 runs in a single edition of IPL'

PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 12:18 PM IST
  • Robin Uthappa, who was traded to Chennai Super Kings from Rajasthan Royals in an all-cash deal after an indifferent last season, is eager to make a mark for the MS Dhoni-led side in the 14th edition of the IPL, starting on April 9.
CSK's Cheteshwar Pujara reacts during training in Mumbai.(Twitter)
CSK's Cheteshwar Pujara reacts during training in Mumbai.(Twitter)

IPL 2021: Pujara, Uthappa, Gowtham hit CSK nets ahead of new season- WATCH

UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2021 12:13 PM IST
  • Three-time champions CSK posted a video on Instagram, wherein the three recruits could be seen donning the yellow jersey for the first time
Robin Uthappa (L), MS Dhoni (R)(HT Collage)
Robin Uthappa (L), MS Dhoni (R)(HT Collage)

Robin Uthappa reveals what MS Dhoni told him after CSK move

PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 07:26 PM IST
Robin Uthappa said that he received a call from Dhoni who told him that his trade to CSK was completely the decision made by the leadership group.
Photo of Mahendra Singh Dhoni(Twitter)
Photo of Mahendra Singh Dhoni(Twitter)

'Not many gaps to fill’: Gambhir explains CSK's ideal strategy ahead of auction

PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 08:08 PM IST
Gambhir said that there aren’t many gaps to fill for CSK as they have simplified their task ahead of the auction by retaining their core group
Robin Uthappa plays a pull. (IPL)
Robin Uthappa plays a pull. (IPL)

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals trade Robin Uthappa to Chennai Super Kings

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:51 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Robin Uthappa was brought by the Royals ahead of the IPL 2020, but the batsman had a very indifferent season, scoring 196 runs from 12 matches.
The Sports School (TSS), which was awarded Best Education Institute Promoting Sports at FICCI India Sports Awards 2020, will award scholarships to approximately 60 eligible students across four sports -- cricket, football, tennis and basketball.(Shutterstock)
The Sports School (TSS), which was awarded Best Education Institute Promoting Sports at FICCI India Sports Awards 2020, will award scholarships to approximately 60 eligible students across four sports -- cricket, football, tennis and basketball.(Shutterstock)

The Sports School launches National Scholarship Program, to award scholarships to 60 students

New Delhi | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:02 PM IST
India cricketer Robin Uthappa and tennis star Rohan Bopanna will mentor budding sportspersons of the country as part of the National Scholarship Program launched on Friday by The Sports School (TSS), an integrated institution for sports and academics.
IPL 2020, RR vs RCB: AB de Villiers is pumped after his side’s victory.(PTI Image)
IPL 2020, RR vs RCB: AB de Villiers is pumped after his side’s victory.(PTI Image)

IPL 2020: AB de Villiers does it again, RCB trump RR in last-over thriller

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanjjeev K Samyal
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 09:13 PM IST
IPL 2020: AB de Villiers plundered an unbeaten 55 off just 22 balls as RCB beat RR by seven wickets in a last-over thriller, the win taking RCB to 12 points.
IPL 2020 RR vs RCB: Robin Uthappa pummels one on the leg side.(PTI Image)
IPL 2020 RR vs RCB: Robin Uthappa pummels one on the leg side.(PTI Image)

IPL 2020: ‘Been waiting to open for a long time,’ Robin Uthappa enters list of greats with much-needed knock

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 06:02 PM IST
IPL 2020: When promoted up the order, Robin Uthappa batted with flair and scored quick boundaries to put pressure on the opposition.
IPL 2020: Robin Uthappa caught in the act.(Screengrab/Twitter)
IPL 2020: Robin Uthappa caught in the act.(Screengrab/Twitter)

IPL 2020: Robin Uthappa forgets no saliva rule, accidentally uses it to shine the ball during Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders match

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 07:23 AM IST
IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals batsman Robin Uthappa accidentally applied saliva on the ball while fielding during the Kolkata Knight Riders innings.
Rajsthan Royals batsman Steve Smith plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2019.(PTI)
Rajsthan Royals batsman Steve Smith plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2019.(PTI)

IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI: Steve Smith set to make a return against CSK

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:24 PM IST
IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI: RR will be missing some key players such as Ben Stokes and will have to rely on the latest additions in the squad to pull them through and give them a chance of pulling off a surprising win. Steve Smith will be the key player.
Rajasthan Royals have a promising group of youngsters in IPL 2020.(Image Credit: Rajasthan Royals Twitter)
Rajasthan Royals have a promising group of youngsters in IPL 2020.(Image Credit: Rajasthan Royals Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘He’s an exciting player for the future’- Star IPL batsman backs RR youngster to succeed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Uthappa has backed the youngster to become a big part of Indian cricket, hoping a successful IPL can raise his stocks even further.
File image of Rajasthan Royals’ Robin Uthappa.(IPL)
File image of Rajasthan Royals’ Robin Uthappa.(IPL)

IPL 2020: ‘Dream is very much alive’ - Rajasthan Royals’ Robin Uthappa hopeful of making India comeback

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 10:35 AM IST
IPL 2020: India batsman Robin Uthappa is hopeful that a good season in the UAE could pave way for him to make an international comeback.
Robin Uthappa and Varun Aaron at the airport.(HT Photo)
Robin Uthappa and Varun Aaron at the airport.(HT Photo)

IPL 2020: What’s happening inside T20 cricket’s confinement zone

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:10 AM IST
IPL 2020: After the claustrophobia of lockdown, it is week long isolation in the UAE as players wait to train for the 53-day Indian Premier League (IPL) amid the pandemic
Harhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Sreesanth of India celebrate the run out of Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan of the last ball of the innings, which tied the match forcing a bowl-off eventually won by India during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Championship match between India and Pakistan at Kingsmead on September 14, 2007 in Durban, South Africa.(Getty Images)
Harhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Sreesanth of India celebrate the run out of Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan of the last ball of the innings, which tied the match forcing a bowl-off eventually won by India during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Championship match between India and Pakistan at Kingsmead on September 14, 2007 in Durban, South Africa.(Getty Images)

How bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad prepared Indian team for bowl-out during 2007 T20I World Cup

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 08:44 AM IST
India squared off against Pakistan in a group stage match, which ended in a tie, and had to be decided via a bowl-out. With Uthappa, Virender Sehwag, and Harbhajan Singh hitting the stumps, India easily won the bowl-out and won the match.
India beat Pakistan in a bowl-out after the match was tied.(Getty Images)
India beat Pakistan in a bowl-out after the match was tied.(Getty Images)

‘Pakistan captain accepted they didn’t know about bowl-out’: Irfan Pathan recalls 2007 T20 World Cup match

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 08:16 AM IST
In the bowl-out that ensued, all three Indian players - Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, and Robin Uthappa managed to hit the stumps. But the three Pakistan players - Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat, and Shahid Afridi missed the stumps, and India won the game.
Manoj Tiwary(Twitter)
Manoj Tiwary(Twitter)

Went to the hotel room and cried after missing my Test debut: India batsman Manoj Tiwary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 08:50 AM IST
Manoj Tiwary was in line to play the first Test of India’s tour of Bangladesh in 2007, but a day ahead of the match, he dislocated his shoulder during fielding drills and had to sit out, delaying his India debut.
Harhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Sreesanth of India celebrate the run out of Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan of the last ball of the innings, which tied the match forcing a bowl-off eventually won by India during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Championship match between India and Pakistan at Kingsmead on September 14, 2007 in Durban, South Africa.(Getty Images)
Harhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Sreesanth of India celebrate the run out of Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan of the last ball of the innings, which tied the match forcing a bowl-off eventually won by India during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Championship match between India and Pakistan at Kingsmead on September 14, 2007 in Durban, South Africa.(Getty Images)

How Prasad convinced Dhoni to use Sehwag and Uthappa for bowl out against Pakistan in 2007 T20 World Cup

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 07:06 AM IST
Reliving the event, former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad, who was the bowling coach of India then, explained how he convinced India captain MS Dhoni to use non-regular bowlers like Virender Sehwag and Robin Uthappa for the bowl out against Pakistan in 2007 T20 World Cup.
File image of Mahendra SIngh Dhoni.(AFP/Getty Images)
File image of Mahendra SIngh Dhoni.(AFP/Getty Images)

‘MS Dhoni’s captaincy is mixture of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid’: India 2007 T20 World Cup-winning manager

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 10:47 AM IST
Lalchand Rajput, who was the team manager of the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning team, says that he saw traits of both Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in young Dhoni’s captaincy during the tournament.
File image of Sushant Singh Rajput and Robin Uthappa.(File)
File image of Sushant Singh Rajput and Robin Uthappa.(File)

‘We need to speak about what we feel within’: Robin Uthappa on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 02:03 PM IST
“Shocked beyond understanding. Cannot imagine the pain you must’ve been going through @itsSSR . My heart and prayers go out to your family. Rest in peace,” Uthappa wrote.
File image of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa.(IPL)
File image of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa.(IPL)

‘That’s what successful captains do’: Robin Uthappa recalls playing under Gautam Gambhir at KKR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Uthappa, who was bought by Rajasthan Royals last year at the auctions in Decembr last year, further explained how Gambhir was able to find success with KKR.
File image of Robin Uthappa.(IPL)
File image of Robin Uthappa.(IPL)

‘I would think how would I survive this day’: Robin Uthappa reveals battles with depression

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:59 AM IST
“There were times where I wasn’t even thinking about cricket, it was probably the farthest thing in my mind. I was thinking about how I would survive this day and move on to the next, what’s happening to my life and in which direction am I heading,” Uthappa said.
An Indian Army jawan patrolling at the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI file photo)
An Indian Army jawan patrolling at the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Terrorist trying to infiltrate into India killed in south Kashmir’s Tral and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:46 AM IST
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File image of Virat Kohli.(AFP)
File image of Virat Kohli.(AFP)

‘Bowlers have to plan for each version’: Robin Uthappa says it’s ‘inspiring’ to watch Virat Kohli bat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aditya Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Pointing out the nuances of Kohli’s batting in each format, Uthappa feels sometimes the India captain tends to surprise not only the bowlers but even those watching the game, with his unpredictability in batting.
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