Robin Uthappa has decided that it is time to retire from all forms of Indian cricket. He is happy that he had the opportunity to represent his country on the big stage. "It has been my greatest honour to represent my country and my state, Karnataka.
However, all good things must come to an end, and with a grateful heart, I have decided to retire from all forms of Indian cricket." - he said, as quoted by mykhel.com There are many beautiful moments behind him since his arrival.
"It's been 20 years since I started playing professional cricket, and it has been the greatest honour to represent my country and state, Karnataka - a wonderful journey full of ups and downs; one that has been fulfilling, rewarding, enjoyable and has allowed me to grow as a human being.
However, all good things must come to an end, and with a grateful heart I have decided to retire from all forms of Indian cricket. While I will spend a significant time with my young family, I look forward to charting a new phase in my life."
Robin Uthappa's message
Uthappa thanked everyone who had an influence in his career. "I take this opportunity to thank the President, Secretary and the office bearers of the BCCI for their support and encouragement throughout my cricket career.
I would also like to thank Karnataka State Cricket Association, Saurashtra Cricket Association and Kerala Cricket Association for the honour of representing the respective states during the course of my career. Further, I would like to express my gratitude to the IPL teams I represented - MI, RCB, PWI and RR.
"A special mention to KKR & CSK for all the wonderful memories and support my family and I received during my time with them - something I will always cherish. I would like to thank my parents and sister for allowing me to pursue my passion, and for all the sacrifices they made for me while growing up, enabling me to succeed in my chosen field.
"To my coaches, mentors and guides for their guidance and support through the years that have brought me this far, a big thank you. To my teammates, physios, trainers, analysts, net bowlers and logistics members for all the love, support and encouragement.
The camaraderie in the dressing room is one of the things I will miss the most. You all have truly added value to my life. Thank you."