Robin Uthappa, Chennai Super Kings
Robin Uthappa (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Indian batter Robin Uthappa revealed that he was hoping to be picked up at the IPL 2022 mega auction and the icing on the cake would be bagging a contract with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the team he was part of in the previous season.

Uthappa was sold to CSK for his base price of INR 2 crores. He had fallen out of favour with most other teams but CSK ended up giving him a chance and he repaid their faith. Uthappa played a match-winning knock in the playoffs which helped MS Dhoni and co. to reach the final.

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IPL 2021 Winners, Chennai Super Kings. (Photo: Twitter)

Playing for a team like CSK was something I desired, it was one of my only prayers: let’s get back to CSK. My family, even my son, prayed for that, which is special for me.

“I’m happy to be back in a place where there’s a sense of security and a sense of respect. There’s a backing that’s given which makes me feel like I can do anything,” Uthappa told on Episode 8 of Mind Over Medals, News9 Sports’ weekly podcast.

“That would be quite unbelievable” – Robin Uthappa on finishing his career at CSK

Most youngsters dream of playing for a franchise like Mumbai Indians or Chennai Super Kings. Uthappa is no different except he wishes to sign off on his career while playing for the Yellow Brigade.

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The expectation is to contribute to the success of the team. I lost a few years of my cricket to mental health, and so for me, one of the reasons for my passion for the game being at such a high level is that I feel like I’m 15 years old again and I’m playing purely for the love of the game.

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa. Credits: IPL

I love every part of it. I love being part of the team. I love the hard work that’s involved in it. I have this new lease wherein I want to play as much as I physically can. God-willing to finish my career with a team like CSK. That would be quite unbelievable,” Uthappa added.

The IPL 2022 season is expected to start on March 27 and finish on May 28.

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