Watch: Robin Uthappa smashes Mohammad Hafeez for 3 sixes in massive 23-run over in LLC 2023

LLC 2023: Robin Uthappa won the award for the Player of the Match after the India Maharajas beat the Asia Lions on Tuesday, March 14.

By India Today Sports Desk: Robin Uthappa was at his very best in Match No.4 of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) between Asia Lions and India Maharajas on Tuesday, March 14 at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha.

Playing for the Maharajas, Uthappa, who announced his retirement from all forms of Indian cricket back in September 2022, was severe on Mohammad Hafeez.

In the ninth over of the Maharajas’ run-chase, Uthappa used the long handle to good effect and hit Hafeez for three massive sixes over the mid-wicket region. Hafeez, who recently played for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023, kept bowling short and the batter kept depositing the ball into the stands.

After three sixes, Uthappa collected a four followed by a single as the Maharajas collected 23 runs off that over.

Uthappa became the Player of the Match after the Maharajas beat the Lions by 10 wickets. Uthappa and skipper Gautam Gambhir put on 159 runs for the opening wicket of 12.3 overs to take their team past the finish line. Gambhir scored his third half-century in a row in the tournament.

Uthappa scored 88 runs off 39 balls with the help of 11 fours and five sixes in his knock. On the back of his innings, the Maharajas opened their account in the tournament after starting their campaign with defeats to Shahid Afridi’s Lions and Aaron Finch’s World Giants.

The Maharajas are currently placed second in the table with two points and a net run rate of +0.990. Their next game is against the Giants on Wednesday, March 15.

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