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Robin Venu Uthappa
Revealed on: Feb 22, 2022
Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) batter Robin Uthappa has in contrast being a part of Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions to feeling like cattle. The veteran batter was bought by CSK at this yr’s public sale in Bengaluru for a base worth of Rs 2 crore. Talking about his expertise of going beneath the hammer, Uthappa equated the identical to awaiting the outcomes after an “examination”
In an interview with news9live, Uthappa mentioned, “The public sale seems like an examination which you have got written a very long time in the past, and also you’re simply awaiting the outcomes. You are feeling like cattle (commodity), to be sincere.”
The 36-year-old added that going up within the public sale is just not probably the most pleasing feeling and is one thing that must be regarded into. He added, “It isn’t probably the most pleasing feeling, and I feel that is the factor about cricket, particularly in India… all the pieces about you is there for the world to eat after which choose and categorical their opinions about it. Having an opinion about performances is one factor, however having an opinion on how a lot you get bought for is kind of one thing else.”
The veteran batter additional added that gamers undergo different feelings throughout an public sale. In response to him, it can’t be nice to go unsold on the public sale. Additionally, the value a participant will get in a manner determines how a lot a franchise charges a participant, which may have a psychological affect on cricketers.
Uthappa continued, “You may’t think about what the blokes who do not get bought undergo. It can’t be nice. My coronary heart goes out to guys who’ve been there for a very long time after which miss out and do not get picked. It may be defeating typically. Out of the blue your worth as a cricketer turns into about how a lot any individual is keen to spend on you, and it is so haphazard… there isn’t a methodology to the insanity.”
He additional commented, “Folks have tried their greatest to type of grapple round it for the final 15 years, and I do not know if they’ve a clue as a result of when you converse to plenty of the individuals who have been there on the public sale, they will say ‘you understand it is so random… I actually hope for the sake of the sanity of everyone that this goes right into a draft system the place it’s extra respectful.”
Uthappa, a member of the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning squads, featured in 46 ODIs and 13 T20Is for India. He has received the IPL with Kolkata Knights Riders and CSK.
–By A Cricket Correspondent