NEW DELHI: Former India batsman Robin Uthappa on Monday recalled the time when he used to share hotel room with ex-India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Uthappa, while speaking to IANS, said that he too has had some great moments on and off the field with the icon and winning the 2007 World T20 was the moment he cherished the most.
"It was lovely to play with him. I've shared some great moments with MS. We achieved some fantastic feats under his captaincy. Obviously, winning the 2007 World T20 was a moment we all cherish. It's not every day that you win a World Cup for your country. So I'd say that is the moment I absolutely cherish," Uthappa said.
The Rajasthan Royals batsman recalled the moment when the duo shared the room and ate sitting on the floor.
"Outside the pitch, I really enjoyed the moments we shared in the hotels, both MS and I would love to sit together and eat on the floor in the room... they were really simple moments and the fondest memories I have of us being together in the Indian team," Uthappa said.
Uthappa moved from Kolkata Knight Riders to Rajasthan when he was signed by the Jaipur franchise this year. He has already reached the UAE with his new team and feels the team is full of energy.
"It's been a fantastic experience with the Royals so far. There has been good energy among the players and the staff ever since we first got together for our camp in March," said 34-year-old Uthappa.
Uthappa was full of praise for the Rajasthan Royals for making him feel at home from the word go.
"Everyone has been really welcoming and has helped me settle down with ease. There is a family-like atmosphere here, one which lets you express, be yourself and speak your mind, share your thoughts which as a cricketer you always want. We have a fantastic team with some genuine match-winners and we're all raring to go and give our best this year, hoping to do something special for Rajasthan Royals," he said. IANS
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