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‘Uthappa came and said sir, please talk to Gambhir, I will open’, the former KKR coach told as an anecdote

'Uthappa came and said sir, please talk to Gambhir, I will open', the former KKR coach told as an anecdote

IPL: IPL Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the most successful teams in India Under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir, the team has won the IPL title twice. In this episode, then KKR hitting coach WV Raman has narrated an amazing anecdote about the 2014 IPL season. During this, one of his decisions had changed the fate of KKR.

The team wanted to take Murali Vijay

He said he was part of the team that was focusing on buying players at auction. During this, many options were presented to us regarding the opener. Everyone wanted Murali Vijay, but I suggested that Robin Uthappa be included in the team.

The team had to face defeat in the opening match

<p style="text alignment: justify;"He further said that in the 2014 season, the initial IPL matches were held in the United Arab Emirates. In these matches, KKR had won only two matches. After which, Uthappa came to me before the game in Ranchi and told me that he should go and talk to Gautam Gambhir and ask him to give him a chance as a starter. On which I gave this suggestion to Gautam Gambhir. But it was clear from his words that he would not accept this suggestion. After which I went to Kallis and told her about this. In which he talked to Gautam Gambhir and Uthappa got a chance as a starter.

<p style="text alignment: justify;"Let us tell you that Uthappa again made the most of this opportunity and scored over 600 runs in that season. Due to his brilliant performance, KKR became the winner of the IPL by defeating Punjab in the final.

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