Robin Uthappa scored a brilliant half century, dedicated his son on his birthday

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DubaiThe Indian Premier League has not been very memorable for Robin Uthappa for many seasons. In this season too, he got to play only three matches. This was his third match and he took full advantage of it. He scored 63 runs in the first qualifier of IPL 2021 against Delhi Capitals on Sunday and played a key role in taking his team to the final. Uthappa, who could not score a single half-century last season, dedicated his scintillating innings to his son, who had his fourth birthday today. “I am happy to contribute to the team’s victory,” the Karnataka batsman said after Chennai’s four-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in Dubai. Uthappa suffered a muscle strain while taking a run during the match. Because of this the game had to be stopped. Uthappa said the injury was not serious. “The injury is not serious and there are four days before the final and hopefully it will be fine by then,” he said. When Uthappa was asked whether there was any doubt in his mind after being away from the game for so long, he said, “Frankly speaking, sometimes I wondered whether I would be able to play or not. You hear many things outside. It also has an effect. But today I am happy to contribute. Uthappa also praised the Chennai Super Kings franchise. He said, ‘This franchise trusts its players and keeps them together. It gives them a sense of security. I used to feel safe even when I used to play in Kolkata with Gautam Gambhir and after that I feel secure in this franchise. After this Uthappa spoke passionately. He said, ‘The times are very difficult, be kind, the world needs it.’

[Attribution to NBT]

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