Kolkata Knight Riders need a new skipper and Robin Uthappa has put up his hand for the role.
“Of course, I am. I’ll be honored if the opportunity came along but it’s for the think-tank to decide, whatever role they want me to take, I’ll give my 110 percent. Adding value to my team as a cricketer is crucial to my game,” he was quoted as saying to Sportstarlive.
Gambhir was not retained at his own request and will be playing for Delhi Daredevils.
To be honest, Uthappa is a good choice to replace Gambhir at the helm. He has played a lot under him, has been with the franchise for a long time and is consistent with the bat.
KKR finished 3rd last season and now are looking for their 3rd title this year. A person like Uthappa leading is bound to help the side’s cause.
If that should happen then come April 4, when the IPL starts, expect a rejuvenated KKR to take the field.