The seventh match of IPL 2022 is currently underway at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium, where the Chennai Super Kings are taking on the Lucknow Super Giants. LSG skipper KL Rahul won the toss and invited the opponent team to bat first. CSK got off to a great start courtesy of Robin Uthappa’s 27-ball 50.
Uthappa destroyed the LSG bowlers in the powerplay and amassed 45 runs in the first six overs. He scored 10 runs off Avesh Khan’s bowling in the first over and then attacked Dushmantha Chameera and Andrew Tye.
Uthappa’s opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad did not have a memorable outing at the Brabourne Stadium. The IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner got run out while he was batting on 1 run. The Lucknow Super Giants appealed for an LBW off Tye’s bowling. While Gaikwad not given out LBW, a direct hit from Ravi Bishnoi caught him short of his crease.
Gaikwad’s departure did not impact Robin Uthappa. He continued to play his natural game and built a decent partnership for the second wicket with Moeen Ali. Both batters played with intent and took the Chennai Super Kings’ score to 73/1 at the end of the powerplay overs.
Both batters have lost their wickets now. Uthappa’s knock came to an end on the 27th delivery of his innings as Ravi Bishnoi trapped him in front of his stumps. Soon after, Ali lost his stumps to Avesh Khan after scoring 35 runs off 22 deliveries.
Twitter reacts to Robin Uthappa’s fantastic fifty against Lucknow Super Giants
Robin Uthappa became the first player in IPL history to score a fifty against the Lucknow Super Giants team. He smashed eight fours and a six in his innings.
Fans on Twitter lauded him for his spectacular batting performance against the Lucknow Super Giants. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to Uthappa’s knock:
— Utsav (@utsav__45) March 31, 2022
Had watched Robin Uthappa's belligerent ton at CCI leading K'taka in Ranji Trophy QF in 08-09 vs Saurashtra, with Ravindra Jadeja starring with the ball. The duo will be hoping that Uthappa's 50 doesn't go in vain and Jadeja repeats the star act #CSKvsLSG #IPL2022
— Amol Karhadkar (@karhacter) March 31, 2022
Robin Uthappa, what a show!! Opening tonight and giving his best.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 31, 2022
Fifty for Robin Uthappa from just 25 balls at a strike rate of 200 – What a knock, Robbie. #IPL2022
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 31, 2022
Robin Uthappa is sucha cheat code in power plays. Man heard us crying for a quick start and said pic.twitter.com/07wHAgseJH
— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) March 31, 2022
the man, the myth, the legend – Robin Uthappa
— riya (@reaadubey) March 31, 2022
Robin Uthappa is still good enough and the CSK stint is getting the best out of him. Many people including myself thought it was the end of him post two poor seasons with KKR and RR. #IPL2022
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) March 31, 2022
Terrific Robin Uthappa's Innings comes to an end. He scored Brilliant 50* runs from 27 balls including 8 fours and 1 Six against LSG in IPL 2022. pic.twitter.com/OrfQ0QHTuV
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 31, 2022
— MSDian™ (@ItzThanesh) March 31, 2022
45 Runs in powerplay
— CSK Fans Army™ 🦁 (@CSKFansArmy) March 31, 2022
— IndiaGlitz – Tamil (@igtamil) March 31, 2022
Watch his knock 🎥 🔽
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 31, 2022
Robin Uthappa looks as good as he did in 2008. What a player.
— Himanish Ganjoo (@hganjoo153) March 31, 2022