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Mithun earns accolades

Abhimanyu Mithun was the lone crusader for India on the first day in the historical Test at Galle against Sri Lanka. The Test, would perhaps, in the days to come, become famous as the last Test played by the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan than the outcome from it. In such a scenario, India’s bowling attack didn’t do any harm to Sri Lanka’s plans of piling a huge first innings. On the first day itself, except for Mithun, the other Indian bowlers looked totally offcolour as Lankan skipper Sangakkara and Paranavitana plundered centuries to put the home team in command.

Abhimanyu Mithun was the lone crusader for India on the first day in the historical Test at Galle against Sri Lanka. The Test, would perhaps, in the days to come, become famous as the last Test played by the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan than the outcome from it. In such a scenario, India’s bowling attack didn’t do any harm to Sri Lanka’s plans of piling a huge first innings. On the first day itself, except for Mithun, the other Indian bowlers looked totally offcolour as Lankan skipper Sangakkara and Paranavitana plundered centuries to put the home team in command.

India has never won a Test series in the Lankans in the last 17 years. Neither was the team looking to take the initiative of breaking the jinx on the first day of the Test. Ishant was wayward, Harbhajan was looking tired, Ojha didn’t trouble. Only Mithun, who plays for Royal Challengers and for Karnataka in Ranjis, looked threatening with probing line and length and of-course pace. His on-field actions earned him accolades from the Indian coach Gary Kirsten. "I thought Mithun bowled superbly for his first Test, great to see a really athletic young bowler," Kirsten said in an interview. "He certainly showed he is capable of doing well at this level. He bowled at decent pace and good areas for most of the day so I am pretty impressed."

Mithun received a further boost, when Sunil Gavaskar wrote highly on him in his sports column. Gavaskar writes,” Abhimanyu Mithun’s first wicket in Test cricket was a big fish in Tilakratne Dilshan and he showed good heart in running in and toiling on a surface where there was little help for him.”

Here’s wishing the RC cricketer a grand success!

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keep it up boy., else u'll b out of d team soon..
vaz1 on 31 Jul 2010, 02:39 PM
thats the way 2 go boy
keep go ng
u guyzzzzzzzzzz rock
daleD on 22 Jul 2010, 07:52 AM
yep his firszt spell was gr8 now it's time for some learnign experience cos if he swings the ball it would do him more gud ......hoping for the best
PrinceDravid on 19 Jul 2010, 09:40 PM
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