Former India pacer Abhimanyu Mithun continues to shine in the domestic cricket playing for Karnataka. He becomes the first Indian cricketer to take a hat-trick in all three of India’s top-tier domestic level tournaments, that includes – Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and the Ranji Trophy.
On Friday, Abhimanyu Mithun took 5 wickets in an over, playing for his team Karnataka in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy semifinal against Haryana. Abhimanyu delivered a sequence that will be remembered for a long time. He finished the spell with figures of 5/39 and with a sequence of : Wicket, Wicket, Wicket, Wicket, Wide, One Run, Wicket.
This was the second time when something like this happened in T20 cricket. Earlier Bangladesh bowler Al Amin Hossain left everyone mesmerized with his spell as he took a five-wicket haul in a domestic T20 match in the year 2013.
However, in India, Abhimanyu Mithun became the first-ever cricketer to take a hat-trick in all three of India’s top-tier domestic level tournaments. Mithun who is 30-year-old has played 4 Tests and 5 ODIs for India between the years 2010 and 2011. His last hattrick came in the Vijaya Hazare Trophy final for Karnataka this year itself.
Soon after he took his hattrick, Abhimanyu Mithun started trending on social media, with netizens flooding twitter with appreciation posts and messages. BCCI also took to their official handle and uploaded a video of the mesmerizing spell by Abhimanyu Mithun.
Here, check out the tweet of BCCI Domestic:
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) November 29, 2019
Here, have a look at the reactions of twitterati on this:
5 Wickets in an over in T20s
Al-Amin Hossain for UCB-BCB Eleven v Abahani Limited (2013)
ABHIMANYU MITHUN for Karnataka v Haryana (2019)
Has a hat-trick in Ranji Trophy (on debut), Vijay Hazare Trophy final in 2019 (on his birthday) and #SyedMushtaqAliTrophy
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 29, 2019
Abhimanyu Mithun's hat-tricks for Karnataka:
vs Uttar Pradesh, 2009 (FC)
vs Tamil Nadu, 2019 (List A)
vs Haryana, Today (T20)
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) November 29, 2019
OOooo!! 5 wickets in one over for the veteran Abhimanyu mithun. Unimaginable.
— royboy (@its_ullas) November 29, 2019
— Bhargesh 12 🏏 (@CricJammy_12) November 29, 2019
Abhimanyu Mithun took 5 wickets in 1 over!!
— Manish 🏏 (@IManish311) November 29, 2019
Indians taking 4 wickets within 5 balls in T20 cricket:-
Mithun achieved it by dismissing Mishra.#SMAT20
— Kausthub (@kaustats) November 29, 2019
Abhimanyu Mithun has picked up a hatrick in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semifinal against Haryana .
Picked a hatrick against TN in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Final .
Both in the last over of the first innings .
— Anish Ancil (@anishancil) November 29, 2019
Four wickets in four balls, five wickets in six. Abhimanyu Mithun is having quite an eventful week. https://t.co/aEOBkY7niQ
— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) November 29, 2019
5 wicket haul in 1 over for abhimanyu mithun . 😂
— ∆nkit🏏 (@CricAnkit_7) November 29, 2019
Abhimanyu Mithun master at picking free hat trick.
— arfan. (@Im__Arfan) November 29, 2019
Abhimanyu Mithun madness going on in Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy, he picked 5 wickets in an over including 4 in 4. 10cr IPL contract loading now!
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 29, 2019
Another Hattrick for Abhimanyu Mithun..
— Mubin (@_Mubean__) November 29, 2019
Abhimanyu Mithun picks a 5 fer in an over 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
W W W W wd 1 W.
— arfan. (@Im__Arfan) November 29, 2019
5 Wickets in 1 Over
Bill Copson, 1937
William Henderson, 1938
Pat Pocock, 1972
Yaseer Arafat, 2002
Neil Wagner, 2018
ABHIMANYU MITHUN, 2019
— Merin Kumar ™ (@merin_kumar) November 29, 2019
W W W W Wd 1 W 😮
— Munna (@vaseem9999) November 29, 2019
— -2845 (@Niranjan_Loner) November 29, 2019
FIVE-FOR IN AN OVER FOR ABHIMANYU MITHUN!
The 20th over:
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) November 29, 2019
5 wkts in 1 over 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Abhimanyu Mithun 👌#SyedMushtaqAliTrophy
— bRoKeN cFc FaN (@vivek_rko) November 29, 2019
Abhimanyu Mithun gets a hat-trick in the final over of a T20 match.
— SreejithNair (@sree_state_stat) November 29, 2019
This is after Mithun picked up a hat-trick against TN in the VH Trophy.
— Prasen Moudgal (@Prasen_m4299) November 29, 2019
against the run of play Abhimanyu Mithun has taken a hat-trick. 19.1, 19.2 and 19.3. what a time to do it. all batsmen going for the slog and finding the fielders. haryana 192/3 to 192/6
— Dipak Ragav (@dipakragav) November 29, 2019