Former India fast bowler and Karnataka batsman Abhimanyu Mithun announced his retirement on Thursday.
“Cricket is a global sport and I hope I will finish at the highest level. So I had to make this decision and look for better opportunities for myself and my family all over the world. , ”Mithun said in a letter.
Mithun said the decision was made to pursue other avenues. “I have represented my country at the highest level and will always be my highest achievement. The joy and pride I get from it is something I will cherish throughout my life,” he said.
Karnataka fast bowler Abhimanyu Mithun is retiring from all forms of cricket. pic.twitter.com/suGGaKEZyZ
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“It is my honor to have played for Karnataka and won so many trophies for my state,” Mithun said in the letter. He also thanked the IPL teams he played for, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mithun has represented India in four Tests and five ODIs. He took four wickets for 105 runs in the first innings of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2010. He wore the India cap in the 2011 ODI against the West Indies in Chennai.
He took 338 wickets in 103 first-class matches, including 12 five-wicket and two 10-wicket matches. He played in 96 List A matches and 74 T20 matches and took 205 wickets in both formats.