||Robin Venu Uthappa
|Date of Birth
||11 November 1985
|Place of Birth
He played an important role in India's win at the ICC World T20 World Cup 2007. Uthappa first came to the public's attention when he made 66 for India B against India A in the Challenger Trophy in 2005. He was selected in the 15-member squad of the Indian Cricket team for the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies in March April 2007. In the sixth ODI of the NatWest Series 2007-2008, he scored a sensational 47 of 33 balls to take India to a thrilling victory, keeping Indian hopes alive in the 7 match series that they were trailing 2-3 before the match. After Dhoni got out in the 47th over with the Indian score at 294, Uthappa kept a cool head to take India to the target with two balls to spare in a remarkable victory. Uthappa also scored a crucial 50 against Pakistan in the 20-20 World Cup in South Africa, when India were tottering at 39/4. With this, he became the first Indian to score a 50 in a 20-20 International match.
He played for Mumbai Indians in the 2008 Indian Premier League and had a fairly successful opening season. In an match against Kings XI Punjab in 2010 Indian Premier League he smashed a 21 balls 51, the second fastest fifty in Indian Premier League and was the match winner for Royal Challengers Bangalore.