New Delhi: The second phase of IPL 2021 is going to start in UAE from 19th September. The veterans are speculating about which team will prevail on whom. However, the fans are waiting when their favorite players will be seen doing wonders on the field. MS Dhoni’s team CSK had replaced former India batsman Robin Uthappa in their team earlier this season, but till now he has not made his debut for CSK.
Will Uthappa get a chance?
Former India batsman Robin Uthappa became a part of CSK for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Uthappa of Rajasthan Royals was added by Dhoni to his team after Shane Watson announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He was not given a chance to play in the first leg, so it will be interesting to see this time he will be able to make his debut for Chennai.
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad open for CSK. On the other hand, Robin Uthappa is also an opener, so he may have to wait to play. Although there are reports that Faf du Plessis is not fully fit, if this happens then Uthappa can be given a chance.
Uthappa revealed about Dhoni
Former India batsman Robin Uthappa, who played a key role in Team India’s victory in the 2007 T20 World Cup, has made a big disclosure about Dhoni in Gorav Kapoor’s show Podcast 22 Yarns. Uthappa told that Dhoni had also told him that he had no role in his selection and he does not want any credit in his favour. He said that ‘Dhoni welcomed me and told me that he had no hand in my selection.
Won’t pick you up like this in playing XI: Uthappa
Uthappa further said, ‘So, I know for a fact that I was selected on the basis of my ability and performance in the last season. Dhoni had said that I will not be given a place in the playing XI immediately because CSK have players who have performed well. Dhoni had said that when we are close to the tournament, you will know whether you are playing or not.