Abhimanyu Mithun created a unique record on his birthday. The Karnataka pacer, who turned 30 on October 25, 2019 (Friday), celebrated his birthday with the best gift ever to himself. Mithun took a hat-trick in the final over of Tamil Nadu’s innings in the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy final and became only the second bowler and first-ever Indian to achieve a hat-trick on his birthday. The birthday boy is also the first Karnataka bowler to achieve the feat in Vijay Hazare Trophy final and is also only second Indian bowler – after Murali Karthik – to take a hat-trick in both the Ranji Trophy and Vjiay Hazare. Twitter congratulated Mithun for his record and also wished him a happy birthday. Abhimanyu Mithun Picks Hat-Trick During Vijay Hazare Trophy Final on His 30th Birthday, Becomes 1st Karnataka Bowler to Achieve Rare Feat (Watch Video).
Peter Siddle was the first cricketer in international cricket to reach the milestone. He achieved it in the 2010 Ashes Test series on his 26th birthday. Siddle dismissed Alastair Cook, Matt Prior and Stuart Broad to reach his milestone. Meanwhile, Mithun removed Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammed and Murugan Ashwin to reach his feat. Mithun reached the milestone in the final over of Tamil Nadu’s innings after Karanatak captain Manish Pandey had won the toss and opted to bat first.
The Best Self-Gift Ever
— Manya (@CSKian716) October 25, 2019
Birthday Boy Rattled Opposition
Birthday boy Abhimanyu Mithun becomes first Karnataka cricketer to take hat-trick in Vijay Hazare!@imAmithun_264
— Saurabh Ganguly (@sganguly01) October 25, 2019
Special Feat Indeed
Vijay Hazare Trophy final Friday between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Karnataka's Abhimanyu Mithun bagged a hattrick in the last three balls of the first inning to end Tamil Nadu's inning. What made it more special is that it is the Karnataka fast bowler's is birthday pic.twitter.com/83Sc9brwQP
— NARESH TULA (@naritula123) October 25, 2019
Records That Matter
Abhimanyu Mithun (On his 30th birthday):
- 1st player to take a hat-trick in Vijay Hazare Trophy final
- 1st player with a List A hat-trick for Karnataka
— Karnataka Ranji Team/ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಣಜಿ ತಂಡ (@RanjiKarnataka) October 25, 2019
More Power to You
— Dr. Suyash Bakliwal (@Suyashbakliwal) October 25, 2019
The Wickets That Fell
HAT TRICK for Abhimanyu Mithun - 5/34 and that too in his Birthday. Becomes the FIRST Karnataka bowler to do so!
Tamil Nadu 252 ALL OUT in 49.5 overs vs Karnataka.
A Mukund 85(110),
B Aparajith 66(84),
V Shankar 38(35),
— Mayur Baruah (@BaruahMayur) October 25, 2019
Mithun also completed a five-wicket haul in the final of 2019-20 Vijay Hazare. Mithun first dismissed Murali Vijay for a two-ball duck in the first over the game and then returned to have Vijay Shankar caught at the boundary before taking three of three in the final delivery. His figures of 5/34 helped Karanatak bowl-out a star-studded Tamil Nadu for just 252 runs.