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After Knights overrun Kings, Robin Uthappa says 'feels surreal'

Jun 02 2014, 11:24 IST
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SummaryHe defied the law of averages with 10 consecutive 40-plus scores to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to their second IPL title and batsman Robin Uthappa says the feeling for him is surreal right now given that the team was not exactly a favourite to lift the trophy.

ball on its merit. It all fell into place, and here we are," he said.

The wicketkeeper-batsman said he revelled in his role of an opener.

"Well, opening the batting is my bread and butter; that's what I do for a living. It was great that the management showed faith in me and I am glad I lived up to their expectations. I am glad I lived up to my own expectations," he said.

Talking about his equation with KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir, Uthappa said batting with him helped his own form.

"Gauti and I have always batted well opening the batting together. We've done that for India and have also played a lot of domestic cricket together, for India A. The understanding and the camaraderie between us is really good.

"We really egg each other on while batting, which is the most important thing when two batsmen are setting up a foundation for the team. Also, it's very good to bat with a left-hander as that combination will always make things difficult for the opposition," he signed off.

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