Twitter reactions on Robin Uthappa’s utra-slow innings: Twitter severely criticized the Knight Riders senior batsman’s slow innings.
During the 56th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai, Kolkata Knight Riders senior batsman Robin Uthappa failed to get any sort of momentum in his innings.
Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the seventh over, Uthappa struggled from the word go. In what has been a below par season for him, Uthappa hasn’t been able to put on display skills which he is known for in the T20 format.
Forget playing the big shots, there was a phase when the 33-year old batsman couldn’t even put bat on ball. There were multiple occasions when the batsman tried to run the ball towards the third-man but did the otherwise.
With Knight Riders losing wickets at the other end, KKR gave an impression of lacking behind in a must-win encounter. From their opening batsmen scoring 49/0 in the powerplay to them reeling at 73/4 in 13 overs, the visitors had witnessed a significant fall.
At this point in time, Uthappa had scored 16 runs off 23 balls. Him playing a maiden over off Mitchell McClenaghan was the lowest point of his innings. With captain Dinesh Karthik (3) and star all-rounder Andre Russell (0) getting out cheaply, enhanced pressure on Uthappa didn’t work in his favour.
Uthappa eventually got out in the last over when his attempt to hit Jasprit Bumrah saw him skying the ball to MI captain Rohit Sharma. While he scored a dismal 40 (47) with the help of one four and three sixes, KKR posted a below par 133/7 in 20 overs.
Twitter reactions on Robin Uthappa’s utra-slow innings:
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 5, 2019
First 6 overs 49-0
Next 5 overs 12-2
Uthappa 7 off 17, plays out a maiden. Unbelievable batting by KKR, they are going nowhere!
— Srini Mama (@SriniMaama16) May 5, 2019
Uthappa wants to take KKR out before KKR takes him out for good.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) May 5, 2019
Uthappa Has Played A Maiden In The 11th Over. Criminal #MIvKKR
— Chatil Panditasekara (@ChatilPandi) May 5, 2019
This should be the last IPL for these players –
— Srijan (@its_Srijan) May 5, 2019
#MIvKKR the worst captaincy and management and robbin uthappa you beauty. Single handedly can win matches for opposition..🙏🙏🙏
— RITEN SAMADDER (@RitzkrRITEN) May 5, 2019
Uthappa was and gonna be villain for #kkr
Nothing frm him.
— CSK வி.ஐ.பி (@Msn13992) May 5, 2019
— Anshuman Mishra (@Anshuman91m) May 5, 2019
will you guys pls Kick Uthappa out from squad https://t.co/Yb6zHrRUew
— @Iamrahman (@mdrahman77) May 5, 2019
Uthappa going unsold next year. This is pathetic batting! 😡#MIvKKR
— Ishan (@IamIshaanGulati) May 5, 2019
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 5, 2019
— Prasenjit Dey 📰 (@CricPrasen) May 5, 2019
@bhogleharsha there’s something called ‘retired out’, been advocating teams using it tactically, for a while now
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) May 5, 2019
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