Robin Uthappa is not convinced with the retention calls of Delhi Capitals. According to him, Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada should have been retained by the franchise as they had performed exceptionally well for them.
Delhi Capitals retained Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw and Anrich Nortje for IPL 2022.
Capitals had a strong squad and letting go of some players was not easy for the franchise, according to chairman Parth Jindal. However, Uthappa feels Dhawan and Prithvi were unstoppable for them and not retaining one of them is surprising.
Even star pacer Kagiso Rabada was not retained despite his outstanding display over the years.
“About Shikhar, for sure. He has done so exceptionally well for them. It was a no-brainer. I thought Kagiso Rabada would be a no-brainer. If they had both, Kagiso and Anrich Nortje, you essentially have your fast bowling set up and then you go for another couple of Indian fast bowlers, and then you have your bowling line-up set up and that was a very dangerous bowling line-up, a match-winning bowling line-up,” Robin Uthappa said on Star Sports.
“And even up there, we know how dangerous Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan can be, so the fact that they have let go of one from that pair is actually quite surprising,” he added.