Robin Uthappa known for his aggression said that playing test cricket for India is his dream and thus he tried to change his batting technique to suit the format.
He believes that the decision to alter the batting technique in the age of 25 was wrong and led him to lose his aggression in other formats as well. Uthappa was speaking in a podcast session conducted by his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.
“My biggest goal was to play Test cricket for India. Had I pursued that at 20-21, I probably by this time would’ve played Test cricket. I wanted to have no regrets at the end of my career and wanted to be sure that I brought the best out of me,” Uthappa said during the podcast session.
Pursuing the goal at wrong age
Uthappa, who played 46 ODIs and 13 T20I for the national side, further added in his statement that he wanted to excel his technique which could have suited him in the longest format to bat efficiently and consistently.
The opener best known for his aggressive batting against England in the T20I triumph 2007, had hired Pravin Amre in the process to master the technique but he feels that somehow it didn’t help him.
“..hence at 25, I decided to overhaul my batting technique under Pravin Amre and became a more technically better batsman who could be there for long and bat for long hours and be more consistent, which made me let go of some of my batting aggression in the process.”
He also added that pursuing the goal at a quite older age had led him to lose his natural forte.
“I thought to play Test cricket for India, I needed to alter my technique …….In hindsight, I may have pursued the goal at the wrong time at 25 years of age, concluded Robin Uthappa.
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