Ex-CSK Star Takes Twitter By Storm, Accuses His IPL Franchise Of Ill-Treatment
Robin Uthappa represented KKR in several IPL seasons [Source: Twitter]
Former Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa has taken Twitter by storm, accusing Kolkata Knight Riders of ill-treatment. Uthappa, an integral member of KKR's title-winning squad in the 2014 season, has come up with many shocking revelations after being bashed by KKR fans during the first qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans.
Notably, Uthappa posted a picture of himself wearing the CSK jersey during Qualifier 1, an act that didn't go well with the KKR fans, who complained about his disinclination for the Knight Riders despite representing them for several years.
Many fans even argued that the dynamic batter spat venom against KKR as the franchise never offered him captaincy during his playing days.
After fans' outrage, Uthappa disclosed some harsh truths via a series of tweets on his official social media handle.
The swashbuckling opener indirectly revealed that after Gautam Gambhir's ouster, he lacked support from the management, which took a toll on his performance.
However, the veteran batter also clarified that his love for KKR fans is eternal and will remain so for their unconditional support towards him during tough times.
Here's what Uthappa tweeted
"So much has been said since last night and I thank you for sharing. However, I have always maintained that my first 4 years in KKR when Gauti led was completely different from my last 2 years and that had a huge impact on my performances. I can assure you it had nothing to do with Captaincy."
"After Gauti was let go, everything changed and I felt alienated. However my love for the fans of KKR was the same and will remain the same forever. I’m forever grateful for their support and I want to clarify that!! This isn’t about the fans of KKR. I’ll forever love and respect them."
Uthappa represented KKR in 86 matches, scoring 2439 runs at an impressive strike rate of 136.26. After being released by the two-time champions, the 37-year-old went on to play for Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings before retiring last year.