Robin Venu Uthappa
: ರಾಬಿನ್ ವೇಣು ಉತ್ತಪ್ಪ) (born 11 November 1985 in Kodagu
) is an Indian cricketer
. His father is Venu Uthappa, an international hockey
referee from Kodagu
, mother Roselyn is a home maker and hails from Kozhikode
and his sister Sharon is a business owner. He made his One Day International
debut in the seventh and final match of the English tour of India
in April 2006. He had a successful debut, making 86 as an opening batsman
before being run out
. It was the highest score for any Indian debutant in a limited overs match. He is also named 'The Walking Assassin" for his tactic of charging the bowler. He played an important role in India's win at the ICC World T20 World Cup 2007. However, he then suffered a form slump and has not played for India since mid-2008 and was relegated to a Grade C contract.
Uthappa first came to the public's attention when he made 66 for India B against India A in the Challenger Trophy in 2005. The following year, in the same tournament, Uthappa made matchwinning 93-ball 100 against the same team which propelled him in the big league. Previously, he had been a member of the India under-19 team that won the Asia Cup. Once a wicketkeeper-batsman, his List A
batting average of near 40 with a strike rate of approximately 90 has made him regarded as something of a limited overs cricket specialist.
He was recalled to the ODI side... Read More