Karnataka fast bowler Abhimanyu Mithun has announced his retirement from first-class cricket. He played four Test matches and five ODIs for India. He made his Test and ODI debut for India in the year 2010. The Karnataka bowler took 9 wickets in Tests and three in ODIs. He played the last international match for India in the year 2011. Mithun’s record in domestic cricket is strong. Mithun took 338 wickets in 103 first-class matches at an average of 26.63. Apart from this, he took 205 wickets in 96 List A matches and 74 T20 matches.
Announcing his retirement, Mithun said, ‘He has taken this decision to find another way. I have represented my country at the highest level and this will always be my highest achievement. The joy and pride that comes from this is something I will cherish throughout my career. He further wrote that cricket is a universal game and I believe in finishing at the highest level. So I had to make this decision. It was clear in my mind that Karnataka has good talent in fast bowling and if I prolong my career, they will not get the opportunity at the right time.
Abhimanyu Mithun made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle, 5 months after his ODI debut against South Africa. He played 16 matches in IPL. In the IPL, he took seven wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.