New Delhi: Karnataka fast bowler Abhimanyu Mithun, who has played for the Indian cricket team, has suddenly announced his retirement from first-class cricket. Mithun made his Test debut for the Indian team in the year 2010. Although his career in the Indian cricket team was short-lived, he played for a long time in first-class cricket.
Played only 9 matches with Indian National Team
Abhimanyu Mithun played 4 matches for India in Test cricket in which he took 9 wickets. He took 3 wickets in 5 ODIs. Mithun played a lot of matches in First Class and List A. In first class cricket, he played 103 matches in which he took 338 wickets in his name. While he has 205 wickets in List A and T20 matches.
The biggest achievement for me is representing the country
On retiring, Mithun said that I played for my country, this is the biggest achievement for me. I will always remember the happiness that has given me. He said that I have taken the decision of retirement after looking at my future and family. I also want to say that there are plenty of young fast bowlers in Karnataka, if I don’t retire at the right time, they will miss the opportunity.
Discus thrower turned cricketer
Let us tell you that Abhimanyu Mithun was the first discus thrower but after that he made his foray into cricket. The first step he made in cricket was in ODIs against South Africa. A few months later, he also made his Test debut against Sri Lanka but he did not play for long. In IPL too, Mithun has played a total of 16 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.