Legendary batsman Robin Uthappa has told what captain MS Dhoni told him after he was selected in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2021 (IPL) auction. According to Uthappa, MS Dhoni had said one thing to him and he has disclosed it.
Robin Uthappa was included in his team during the auction by Chennai Super Kings. Prior to this he was part of the Rajasthan Royals team.
MS Dhoni Said I Won’t Get A Chance To Play Immediately – Robin Uthappa
During a conversation with Gaurav Kapoor on 22 Yarns Podcast, Robin Uthappa told what he had talked to MS Dhoni before IPL 2021. Uthappa revealed that Dhoni had said that I will not be included in the playing XI immediately. They said,
Dhoni welcomed me and said that he has no hand in selecting me in the team. I have nothing to do with it because yesterday I don’t want to take any credit that I have favored you. So I knew that I was selected only because of my ability and performance. The second thing MS Dhoni told me is that you will not be selected in the direct playing XI. Many players have done well for the team and a decision will be taken according to the circumstances. One thing I liked is that MS Dhoni spoke clearly and this is a very important thing for the success of any team. You should talk directly to the players about what you want.
Earlier, Robin Uthappa also reacted to bowling a ball out against Pakistan in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Uthappa says I remember when we tied that match I went straight to MS (Dhoni) and said I have to bowl in the ball out and he didn’t even blink and said yes okay, You will bowl.