Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

Former India cricketer Robin Uthappa was once again under the limelight for his comments on 2007 World Cup. The former India and CSK cricketer made a shocking statement on Thursday when he opened up on his stance on 2007 World Cup. Uthappa, who is now retired from all formats of the game, said that he himself decided to bowl out in match against Pakistan.


The former all-rounder while speaking on JioCinema after India’s four-run loss in the opening T20I against West Indies, Uthappa said that it was his decision to bowl out against Pakistan. “I decided for myself that I will do bowl out in 2007 World Cup against Pakistan,” he was quoted while recalling the epic bowl-out in 2007.

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He made it look easy: Robin Uthappa on Tilak Varma


The former CSK cricketer also hailed Tilak Varma for his blistering knock against West Indies on his T20I debut. Varma, who produced two stunning catches including a brilliant dismissal of Johnson Charles and also scored a 22-ball 39, announced his arrival on the international stage in style.


Starting his inning with back-to-back sixes, Uthappa heaped praise on the cricketer stating, “We didn’t expect 6, 6 to start his international career. He made it look easy. I mean these are some sublime shots, just the sound of the bat, certainly great shots and speak volumes about how confident he’s feeling at the moment.”


The 37-year-old also hailed Sanju Samson for his brilliant batting at No. 6. Talking of Sanju, who scored an unbeaten 12 off 12 deliveries, Uthappa said, “If you want to play Sanju at no. 6 you must give him proper chances to prepare himself to play at no. 6.”


India will next play the second T20I against hosts West Indies on August 6 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana and will aim to level the five-match series.