January 30, 2010

Who is Mithun?

We'r not talking about the "Disco Dancer" Mithun Da.

We are talking about the young rookie Abhimanyu Mithun who has been picked for the 1st test against the Saffers. Oh did I miss the "squad" for the 1st test. Most newspapers fail to see the point in that. Agreed he's been picked in the Indian team but, he's not set to play. Unless, MSD sees the magic in him or he wrecks the Saffers in the Board Presidents XI warm-up game.But, the lad definitely has lots going for him. He picked 47 wickets in the Ranji season. The highest wicket taker this season, one more than state-mate Vinay Kumar. Took Hat trick in his debut match for Karnataka u-19 team. Again a hat trick on debut for Karnataka u-22 side. Then got into the state's Ranji side, and Voila! Hat trick on his Ranji debut as well. So if this is the trend I would play him!! He's got some sting in his bowling, does hit the 140 kmph mark. But, the downfall is he doesn't have much leather ball cricket behind him. Sources reveal that he took up leather ball cricket only 2/3 yrs back. But, he sure has impressed a lot in the short period. Which brings another argument into question, Lakshmipathy Balaji was the highest wicket taker in Ranji last season he dint get a long run, he was just carrying drinks in kiwi-land most of the time. Tyagi has been in the scheme of things, will he be overlooked at this point in time? So, will Mithun make it or will he not, until then Mithun and his folk men are celebrating the good news there is. All the best to him.

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