Having played for Karnataka since 2002, disposed of Indian batsman Robin Uthappa will now carry out his speciality for Saurashtra Cricket as the cricketer enrols for the 2017-18 season.
Uthappa had applied for an NOC before in the year and despite the fact that the Karnataka State Cricket Association wasn’t excessively sharp, making it impossible to relinquish the senior campaigner, but the Kolkata Knight Riders player stood ground.
“SCA welcomes Robin Uthappa,” the SCA said on Thursday. “Uthappa has completed all necessary formalities with the BCCI, SCA and Karnataka State Cricket Association. SCA feels confident that Robin will add strength to the strong Ranji team of Saurashtra with his vast experience and commendable performance,” said SCA Media Manager Himanshu Shah.
It was broadly announced that he may play for Kerala after he got the NOC from, KSCA, however, he, in the end, made a move facilitate west. Saurashtra is as of now missing Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara affability their national duties and their nonappearance will help Uthappa in his endeavours to wind up noticeably an emerging player in the playing XI.
The 32-year-old made 6845 runs in 98 Ranji Trophy matches for Karnataka, the second most elevated for the state by any player after Brijesh Patel who totalled 7126 runs in 104 matches in India’s top-level official domestic tournament. No matter, in the last season, Uthappa scored only 328 runs in 12 innings averaging 27.33 with just a single fifty or more score; 128 versus Assam. His poor performances incited the team management to drop Uthappa for some time.
In spite of not being a piece of the current Indian setup, Uthappa has been a key individual from the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise. His partnership with Gautam Gambhir at the best demonstrated profitable as he helped KKR win the IPL in the wake of going along with them in 2014. He was the leading run-scorer in the season and furthermore indented up 10 back-to-back scores of 40 runs.