Whether it was his 83* off 51 against Royal Challengers Bangalore during his time with Kolkata Knight Riders or his 31 off 15 against his former team to proper Chennai Super Kings to a title-winning total in 2021, Robin Uthappa knows a thing or two about hitting them big in the Indian Premier League.
With 4952 runs in 205 matches and after spending time with franchises like RCB, RR, KKR and CSK, he also understands the tricks of the trade and different ways teams work.
In an interaction facilitated by Jio Cinema on Wednesday, the now cricketer-turned-broadcaster spoke about various topics and trends in the IPL 2023.
Here are excerpts from the media interaction:
On why experienced players thrive in CSK
So basically what happens when you join the CSK franchise is that there is a lot of clarity, they do a lot of simple things very, very well. Once a player comes into the team, the first thing that not just MS (Dhoni), but everybody in the support staff does is they have they have a conversation with the player, define the role expressively to the player. And they make them understand what their role is going to be and they keep an open line of communication with…