Robin Uthappa clarifies misconceptions with regards to his commentary stint
Uthappa started his commentary stint with the 1st T20I between India and Australia.
Updated - Nov 21, 2018 9:12 pm
India’s tour of Australia got underway today with the first T20I at the Gabba. While the match was an action-packed affair what also caught a lot of eyes was the commentary panel that the official broadcaster Sony had in place. Along with the regular names, they roped in two active cricketers in Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa.
It was Uthappa’s commentary debut and expressed his views and opinions all through the game. After the Indian team’s defeat among other things that were trending on social media was the fact that two currently active players were commentating. There were a lot of speculations and misconceptions doing rounds and hence Uthappa decided to clear the air.
He put up a statement on Twitter stating that he took up the commentary role since he is currently on rehab recovering from the ankle surgery. He is a part of the Saurashtra team in the domestic circuit and should’ve been playing the Ranji Trophy season but has been sidelined due to the injury.
Want to be close to the game
Thus he chose to make the most of this time and take up the microphone for the Australia vs India series. Robin also mentioned that he loves competing and playing and wants to continue till he enjoys that. Also the fact that commentary gave him an opportunity to remain close to the game even while not being physically fit.
“Just to clear the misconceptions out-there. I’m giving commentary a go coz I’m currently recovering from an ankle surgery. It’s by no means takes away from how much I love competing and will continue to do so till I don’t enjoy it anymore or can’t physically,” Uthappa tweeted.
Just to clear the misconceptions out-there.I'm giving commentary a go coz I'm currently recovering from an ankle surgery. It's by no means takes away from how much I love competing and will continue to do so till I don't enjoy it anymore or can't physically. #sonysix #INDvsAUS
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) November 21, 2018
His dear friend and Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan who also took up a similar role in IPL 2018 replied to the tweet and wrote that he was sure Robin will be good at commentary.
“I’m sure u will be good at com bro,” Irfan tweeted.
I’m sure u will be good at com bro
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 21, 2018