The 13th season of the Indian Premier League is just around the corner and the excitement among the fans is increasing with every passing day. It will begin on September 19 and the tournament will be played across three venues – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah – in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, in a recent video released of the team-bonding session by franchise Rajasthan Royals, their star player Robin Uthappa shared an inspiring message for his teammates.
In the video, Robin Uthappa asked his teammates to believe in themselves and sort our the difference between playing the game and wanting to win the game. He asked his squad to make the most of the opportunity and improve their game. He said:
“Conviction and belief in what we want to achieve out of this tournament is extremely critical, and that starts today. So, we need to ask ourselves…‘Why am I here? What do I want to achieve out of this experience? Have I come here to just participate and experience what an IPL is? Or, have I come here to become an IPL champion?'”
Further, Robin Uthappa also urged the senior Indian players in the Rajasthan Royals camp to take care of those who might not get a chance to feature in all the matches this year. He said:
“So, we have to make sure as the Indian contingent that we look after the guys who are not playing. Be it making sure they get enough practice, be it making sure they feel good, you talk to them about it, and be it making sure that we encourage them. We have to look after each other here.”
Robin Uthappa also opined that executing all the plans in a consistent manner will help instill confidence in every player to help their team become the IPL champions.