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Uthappa eyeing India return as finisher

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, April 7: Out of the Indian team since 2015, dashing Karnataka batsman Robin Uthappa is eying a comeback in the T20 format as a finisher and believes he still has another �World Cup left� in him.

Uthappa, who was a member of the 2007 ODI World Cup team and the inaugural T20 World Cup-winning squad, last played for the national team in July 2015 during a tour of Zimbabwe.

The 34-year-old batsman has featured in just eight ODIs and four T20 matches since October 2011.

�Right now I want to be competitive. I still have that fire burning in me, I really want to compete and do well. I honestly believe I have a World Cup left in me, so I�m pursuing that, especially the shortest format,� Uthappa was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

He, however, understands that for that to happen, he needs a bit of luck as well.

�The blessings of Lady Luck or God or whatever you call it, plays a massive factor. Especially in India, it becomes so much more evident. I don�t think it is as evident when you�re playing cricket outside of India,� Uthappa said.

�But in the subcontinent and India especially, with the amount of talent that we do have in our country, all of those aspects become evident.�

Insisting that he has not yet given up hope, Uthappa said he won�t hang up his boots till he realises his dreams. � PTI

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Uthappa eyeing India return as finisher

NEW DELHI, April 7: Out of the Indian team since 2015, dashing Karnataka batsman Robin Uthappa is eying a comeback in the T20 format as a finisher and believes he still has another �World Cup left� in him.

Uthappa, who was a member of the 2007 ODI World Cup team and the inaugural T20 World Cup-winning squad, last played for the national team in July 2015 during a tour of Zimbabwe.

The 34-year-old batsman has featured in just eight ODIs and four T20 matches since October 2011.

�Right now I want to be competitive. I still have that fire burning in me, I really want to compete and do well. I honestly believe I have a World Cup left in me, so I�m pursuing that, especially the shortest format,� Uthappa was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

He, however, understands that for that to happen, he needs a bit of luck as well.

�The blessings of Lady Luck or God or whatever you call it, plays a massive factor. Especially in India, it becomes so much more evident. I don�t think it is as evident when you�re playing cricket outside of India,� Uthappa said.

�But in the subcontinent and India especially, with the amount of talent that we do have in our country, all of those aspects become evident.�

Insisting that he has not yet given up hope, Uthappa said he won�t hang up his boots till he realises his dreams. � PTI