Abhimanyu Mithun might not be a popular personality in the cricket fraternity but he played top quality cricket in his domestic career. He has been one of the crucial cogs of Karnataka set-up. The 31-year-old led the bowling unit by example more often than not.
With subtle bowling variations of good line and length, the pacer took 338 wickets in 103 First-Class matches. Interestingly, he has taken 12 five-wicket hauls and two 10-wicket match hauls. The veteran pacer has announced his retirement from the sport.
Meanwhile, Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) conceded that Mithun’s name will be withdrawn from Karnataka’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy 50-over probable lists.
The lanky pacer represented Team India but was allowed to play a limited number of games. He donned the Indian outfit in four Tests and five ODIs. Mithun announced his arrival when he took 4/105 in the first innings of his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2010.
Abhimanyu Mithun bids adieu to his cricketing career
Despite showing great signs in international cricket, Abhimanyu Mithun couldn’t cement his spot in the Indian cricket team. His last international match appearance for India came against West Indies in an ODI at Chennai in 2011. Since then, he was overlooked by the selectors.
His last international match appearance for India came against West Indies in an ODI at Chennai in 2011. The selectors didn’t show any interest to select him again. The veteran also played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
“Cricket is a universal game and I believe in finishing at the highest level. So I had to take this decision and seek better opportunities for myself and my family around the world. I am also clear in my mind that Karnataka has abundant fast bowling talent and they would miss out on opportunities at the right time if I prolong my career,” Mithun stated in his retirement letter.
“It has been my honor to have played for Karnataka and win so many trophies for my state,” Mithun stated.
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