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Robin Uthappa accepts World Cup snub





Karnataka opener Robin Uthappa is disappointed not to have made it to India’s World Cup squad, but has said that he has accepted the snub and has come to terms with the selectors’ decision. 

The Indian squad for the ICC World Cup 2015 was announced on January 6th. Robin Uthappa was very much in contention for a spot in the squad as it was expected that selectors might opt for eight specialist batsmen. But, they chose seven and a fast bowling all-rounder in the name of Stuart Binny

Uthappa said:

“I believe every person gets what they deserve at the right time. For me, I have accepted it, staying very much in the present. Here I am playing Ranji Trophy and I will continue playing Ranji Trophy. I love the game, that is why we play the game. Yes, definitely I am a tad disappointed but I believe that good things will come at the right time, at the right place, under the right circumstances.

“As for Stuart, I am very happy for him. We both were pretty tensed yesterday and today. I am very happy for him and hopefully he does great. It is an honour to play in the World Cup. It is a fantastic opportunity. I just wished him and asked him to make the most of it.”

Uthappa is currently enjoying a great run of form in Ranji Trophy season. He has scored 437 runs at an average of 62.42 and hopes to continue in the same fashion and help Karnataka defend the title. 

“I feel pretty confident with my skills. I was pretty disappointed that I was not able to convert the 70s into hundreds in the first couple of innings. I missed out after being on 97 [against Railways]. On that challenging wicket, it would have been really satisfying to get a hundred. But I was pretty happy to finish the year on a high and begin the new year on a good note. I want to consolidate on this and continue to perform, and contribute to the team’s victory and make them meaningful,” he added. 

 

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