Rajasthan Royals trade Uthappa to Chennai Super Kings

Robin Uthappa joins Chennai Super Kings. — Twitter
Robin Uthappa joins Chennai Super Kings. — Twitter

New Delhi - Uthappa was picked up by the Royals at the IPL auction for the 2020 season and played 12 games for the franchise in the UAE



By Team KT

Published: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 8:48 PM

Rajasthan Royals have traded batsman Robin Uthappa to the Chennai Super Kings in an all-cash deal, the IPL team announced on Thursday.

Uthappa was picked up by the Royals at the IPL auction for the 2020 season and played 12 games for the franchise during the tournament played in the UAE, contributing across various positions in the batting line-up.

"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,” said Uthappa.

"We'd like to thank Robbie for his contribution during his time with us,” Jake Lush McCrum, Royals’ COO, said.

“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,” he added.

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