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India batsman Robin Uthappa has accepted the fact that he will not be representing his country during the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Despite averaging 62.42 in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, Uthappa was snubbed when the 15-man squad was chosen.
“I believe every person gets what they deserve at the right time,” Uthappa said. “For me, I have accepted it, staying very much in the present. Here I am playing Ranji Trophy and I will continue playing Ranji Trophy. I love the game, that is why we play the game. Yes, definitely I am a tad disappointed but I believe that good things will come at the right time, at the right place, under the right circumstances.”
However, Uthappa stated that he was thrilled to see his Karnataka teammate Stuart Binny be included in the squad.
“Yes, I am very happy for Stuart,” Uthappa said. “We both were pretty tensed yesterday and today. I am very happy for him and hopefully he does great. It is an honour to play in the World Cup. It is a fantastic opportunity. I just wished him and asked him to make the most of it.”
After having scored three half-centuries and a hundred in his first seven Ranji Trophy innings, Uthappa is looking to maintain his red-hot form with the bat throughout the season.
“I feel pretty confident with my skills,” he said. “I was pretty disappointed that I was not able to convert the 70s into hundreds in the first couple of innings. I missed out after being on 97 [against Railways]. On that challenging wicket, it would have been really satisfying to get a hundred. But I was pretty happy to finish the year on a high and begin the new year on a good note. I want to consolidate on this and continue to perform, and contribute to the team’s victory and make them meaningful.”