Abhimanyu Mithun retires from first-class cricket

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07 Oct 2021 | 06:21 PM
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Abhimanyu Mithun retires from first-class cricket

Karnataka pacer Abhimanyu Mithun called time on his first-class career spanning 12 seasons

Karnataka pacer Abhimanyu Mithun on Thursday announced his retirement from first-class cricket after 12 seasons. The 31-year old played 103 FC matches and claimed 338 wickets at an average of 26.63.

The left-armer made his debut in 2009-10 season against Uttar Pradesh and played his final Ranji Trophy game in February, 2020 in the semifinal against Bengal.

"I have represented my country at the highest level and will always be my highest achievement," he said in a statement. "The joy and the pride from it is something I'll cherish throughout my career," said Mithun, who played four Tests and five ODIs for India.

"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 that Karnataka has abundant fast bowling of talent and they would miss out opportunities at the right time if I prolong my career."

In his short international career between 2010-11, Mithun claimed 12 wickets across the two formats. He also played 96 List A matches and 74 T20 games and picked up 205 wickets. In the IPL, Mithun represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in 16 matches and claimed seven wickets.

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