Robin Uthappa retires from all forms of Indian cricket

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Indore, INDIA: Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa raises his bat to the crowd after completing a half century (50 runs) during the final One Day International (ODI) cricket match between India and England at The Usha Raje Cricket Ground in Indore, 15 April 2006. Uthappa scored 86 runs as India defeated England by seven wickets in the match to wrap up the series 5-1. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)

Limited overs specialist Robin Uthappa has announced his retirement from all forms of Indian cricket. The 2007 T20 World Cup-winning right-handed batter last played for the Indian team in 2015, and took to Twitter to announce his decision.

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“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- wonderful journey 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 life,” he wrote.

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Uthappa went on to thank his former IPL teams. In the Indian Premier League, he played for Chennai Super Kings last season. He has also appeared for Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pune Warriors India, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders during the course of 14 years of IPL.

In domestic cricket, Uthappa represented Karnataka, Saurashtra and Kerala, respectively.

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