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Vivo IPL 2017 Latest News : Robin Uthappa relishes new challenge for KKR

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Vivo IPL 2017 Latest News : Robin Uthappa played a key role for the Kolkata Knight Riders as they overcame Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs in the Vivo IPL 2017 match on Saturday.

Batting at number three, Robin Uthappa hit 68 from 39 balls as Kolkata Knight Riders posted a formidable total of 172 runs and went on to win the clash. Robin Uthappa said he was happy to bat at number three after the victory at Eden Gardens.

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“The team requires me to bat at number three. I have taken the challenge on and am willing to do it for the team. It’s a very important position,” Robin Uthappa said after the Vivo IPL 10 match at Kolkata. “If you lose wickets you need someone with experience to handle that kind of the pressure and ensure you don’t lose another wicket,” he added.

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Robin Uthappa

Sunil Narine again opened the batting but this time failed. “It’s just one game. It’s important for us to back him (Narine), if you don’t back (a player), you tend to breed insecurity. I don’t think we would do that. He will repay the faith. We have no doubt about that,” Robin Uthappa was quoted as saying in an NDTV report.

Robin Uthappa was all praise for the Eden Gardens pitch which was relaid in February. “I was a little scared as to how the wicket would turn out. The first match was a really good track to bat on. This one was slightly slower. Since we have such an all-round side, it fits right into our scheme of things,” he said.

“I did not expect the wicket to change so much in such little time. Really happy to see the wicket the way it is now. I must congratulate the curator and groundsmen for doing a phenomenal job,” he added.

Robin Uthappa gave credit to Bhuvneshwar Kumar for some excellent death bowling. “We were slightly less than we would like to end with. Need to respect the way Bhuvi bowled. We did the best we could. We had faith in our bowlers. At Eden, batting second is little easier and to have defended the score is commendable,” he further said.

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