Uthappa calmly accepts World Cup omission


India batsman Robin Uthappa says he has no hard feeling about being left out of the squad for the World Cup, saying everything happened when it was supposed to, and he would keep playing domestic cricket.

Uthappa was part of the most recent India ODI series, against Sri Lanka, and has been in good form in the Ranji Trophy, scoring three half tons and a big century in his five most recent innings.

But despite this good form, he was not chosen to go to Australia, and the 29-year-old Karnataka player was philosophical about it, saying he didn't like to dwell on the past but rather take things day to day.

Uthappa said: "I believe every person gets what they deserve at the right time. 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."

One interesting inclusion was all-rounder Stuart Binny, a team-mate of Uthappa's at Karnataka, and the batsman hoped his colleague would prove the doubters wrong with some good performances.

He said: "I am very happy for Stuart. 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."