Out-of-favour India cricketer Robin Uthappa says he has a fire burning inside him and believes he still has a World Cup left in him.

“Right now I want to be competitive. I still have that fire burning in me, I really want to compete and do well,” Uthappa told ESPNcricinfo.

“I honestly believe I have a World Cup left in me, so I’m pursuing that, especially the shortest format. The blessings of Lady Luck or God or whatever you call it, plays a massive factor.

The IPL veteran, who will be playing for Rajasthan Royals this season has played 177 matches and amassed 4411 runs at a strike rate of 130.50, including 24 fifties.

Uthappa, who was part of the victorious 2007 T20 World Cup squad, was dropped from the side in 2008 and since then has had sporadic appearances.

“Especially in India, it becomes so much more evident. I don’t think it is as evident when you’re playing cricket outside of India. But in the subcontinent and India especially, with the amount of talent that we do have in our country, all of those aspects become evident,” he said.

The stylish top-order batsman also said that no one can write themselves off and one should always believe in themselves.

“You can never write yourself off. You would be unfair to yourself if you write yourself off. Especially if you believe you have the ability and you know that there is an outside chance. So I still believe in that outside chance.