Mumbai: Indian wicketkeeper batsman Robin Uthappa said that his dream of returning to the team is still “very much alive” and added that he is focused on doing well in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
Uthappa will represent Rajasthan Royals in the IPL which will begin on 19 September in the UAE. On Twitter, the franchise shared an audio clip of Uthappa answering a fan’s question.
“Do you believe that a strong IPL season can bring you back to Team India?” Read the question.
Answering this question, Uthappa said, “I definitely believe that if we have a really good season in the IPL, amazing things can happen for me and even bring me back into the reckoning for the Indian team. I am someone who has always been. As a human being positive and I always look for silver linings even in negative situations. “
“For me and the kind of person I am, my beliefs are very strong. God willing, I will be able to represent my country again and bring laurels to it. I hope that happens. Anyone who is playing competitive cricket hopes to play for the country and bring laurels to the country. So that dream is still very much alive, “said Uthappa, who last played for India in 2015.
Starting in March, the 13th edition of the IPL will be played for 53 days, from 19 September to 10 November in three UAE venues – Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai.