Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, Robin Uthappa has been traded from Rajasthan Royals to Chennai Super Kings in an all-cash deal. The 35-year-old batsman was roped in by RR in the 2020 auction for Rs 3 crore. 

“I really enjoyed my year at the Royals and had a great time being part of this franchise. I am now excited for the next part of my cricketing journey joining CSK for IPL 2021,” Uthappa was quoted as saying in a media release by the franchise. 

Thanking Uthappa for his contribution, Royals CEO Jake Lush McCrum said, “We’d like to thank Robbie for his contribution during his time with us. He provided significant value building into the season in our camps in Guwahati and Nagpur, and his speech during our World Cup winners session during the season was one of the most powerful we have heard.”

“We do have depth with regards to openers in our squad, therefore when the offer came from CSK, we thought it was a good opportunity for all parties involved. We’d like to wish Robbie all the best for this season at CSK and his future beyond that,” he added.

Uthappa previously played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors.