IPL 2021: Robin Uthappa’s big target, ‘want to be first player to score 1000 runs in a season’

IPL 2021: Robin Uthappa is one of the finest batsmen to play the Indian Premier League and this year he will don…

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IPL 2021: Robin Uthappa wants to break Virat Kohli's record.

IPL 2021: Robin Uthappa is one of the finest batsmen to play the Indian Premier League and this year he will don the yellow jersey to feature for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The 35-year-old is currently with the Chennai camp training for the upcoming season. Uthappa has also set some personal targets he wishes to achieve this season. And one of them is to become the first player to score 1000 runs in an IPL season.

During an interview with ESPNCricinfo, the former Indian batsman was asked to name “One IPL record he would like to break.” After some thinking, the right-handed batsman said: “To be the first guy to score 1000 runs in an IPL season.”

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Currently, the record is held by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli who scored 973 runs in the 2016 IPL season. It included four 100s and seven 50s with an average of nearly 82.

Uthappa’s best IPL season was in 2014 when he was adjudged the Orange Cap winner. Playing for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he scored 660 runs with an average of 44, and played a crucial role in the Gautam Gambhir-led title-winning side.

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However, the previous two seasons have not been good for him. He scored 282 runs in 2019 for KKR, while 196 in the last season for Rajasthan Royals.

He was signed by CSK ahead of the IPL 2021 auction. Uthappa during the interaction said that he is looking forward to play against Mumbai Indians in IPL 201.

CSK and MI will face each other on May 1 in Delhi.

IPL 2021 CSK full schedule:

Matches Date Time Home Away Venue
1 10 April 7.30 PM CSK DC Mumbai
2 16 April 7.30 PM PK CSK Mumbai
3 19 April 7.30 PM CSK RR Mumbai
4 21 April 7.30 PM KKR CSK Mumbai
5 25 April 3.30 PM CSK RCB Mumbai
6 28 April 7.30 PM CSK SRH Delhi
7 1 May 7.30 PM MI CSK Delhi
8 5 May 7.30 PM RR CSK Delhi
9 7 May 7.30 PM SRH CSK Delhi
10 9 May 3.30 PM CSK PK Bangalore
11 12 May 7.30 PM CSK KKR Bangalore
12 16 May 7.30 PM CSK MI Bangalore
13 21 May 7.30 PM DC CSK Kolkata
14 23 May 7.30 PM RCB CSK Kolkata

 

IPL 2021 CSK squad:

MS Dhoni (C and WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R. Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harisankar Reddy, Bhagvath Varma and Cheteshwar Pujara

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