Indian Pacer’s Bizarre No-Ball Gets Compared To Mohammad Amir’s 2010 Delivery

In a recent Abu Dhabi T10 League encounter, Indian fast bowler Abhimanyu Mithun, playing for the Northern Warriors, found himself at the center of a massive controversy. The cricketer bowled a highly unusual and notably large no-ball during the match against the Chennai Braves, leaving fans and experts questioning the nature of the delivery.

The incident occurred right after Mithun claimed the wicket of Bhanuka Rajapaksa in the 5th over. However, on the very next delivery, he overstepped by a significant margin, raising suspicions among onlookers. No-balls are not uncommon in cricket, but the sheer magnitude of Mithun’s overstep has led to speculation, with some netizens even suggesting the possibility of spot-fixing.

While the batter managed to score only 2 runs off the controversial no-ball, the incident has caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts, drawing parallels to a similar incident involving Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir in 2010 during the England tour. Amir was later found guilty of spot-fixing, and such occurrences tend to raise concerns within the cricketing community.

Abhimanyu Mithun, a right-arm fast bowler, had initially made headlines by earning a call to the Indian squad against South Africa just 10 weeks after his first-class debut. Despite the early promise, Mithun’s international career has seen limited success, with five ODIs and four T20Is under his belt, where he claimed 3 and 9 wickets, respectively.

The Chennai Braves emerged victorious in the match, winning by 5 wickets. They successfully restricted the Northern Warriors to 106 runs in 10 overs. Hazratullah Zazai top-scored with 54 runs, and Adam Hose played an unbeaten cameo of 24 off 10. In the chase, the Braves, led by contributions from Stephen Eskinazi, Charith Asalanka, and Sikandar Raza, managed to reach the target with 2 balls to spare.

Despite Abhimanyu Mithun’s commendable bowling figures of 2 for 11 in 2 overs, his team couldn’t secure the win. The controversy surrounding the bizarre no-ball delivery has ignited discussions in the cricketing community, prompting authorities to scrutinize the incident further.

The fans are unhappy with Mithun’s antics on the field and are now accusing him of doing spot-fixing. Here’s a look at some of the reactions: 

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