Abhimanyu Mithun was a discus thrower in his teenage days and used to prepare at his dad’s gym. He contended at the state level prior to choosing to change his exchange to cricket at 17 years old. He made his top notch debut for Karnataka in 2008 where he took 11 wickets in his presentation game including a tremendous hat trick as well.
Abhimanyu Mithun made his ODI debut in February 2010 after he turned into the most elevated wicket-taker in the 2009-10 Ranji Trophy. His debut came to the detriment of harmed S. Sreesanth in the visit through Sri Lanka in July 2010.
His IPL debut came for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009 where he played just one game for the group. In 2010 too, he played just one counterpart for RCB. In 2011, he had the chance to play 12 matches in which he took five wickets at a normal of 64.20 and an economy pace of 9.44. In his Instagram post, he demanded that he resigns from the game to seek retirement from all forms of cricket.
“After serious thought and contemplation, I, Abhimanyu Mithun, have decided to retire from first-class cricket in order to pursue other avenues in my career. In this regard I would like to state as follows: I have represented my country at the highest level and will always be my biggest achievement. The joy and pride from it will be something I will cherish forever,”stated by Mithun on Thursday.
“I would like to thank the BCCI for the massive role they have played throughout my cricketing journey. Their support has been invaluable. My cricketing journey would not have even started if it wasn’t for the Karnataka State Cricket Association. They identified me, shaped me as a player and supported me through my highs and lows. It has been my honour to have played for Karnataka and win so many trophies for my state. I have made memories and friends for life. I would like to place on record the excellent support I received from the KSCA for almost two decades.” Further added by him.
The player played his final Test on the visit of the West Indies in June 2011 and played his last ODI in the home series against West Indies in December 2011. He has taken nine wickets in four Tests and three wickets in five ODIs.
He had a fruitful first class and LIST-A profession for Karnataka. He has picked 211 wickets in 61 first class listed matches and 97 wickets in 67 LIST-A games.