Mitchell Johnson, the Former Australia paceman who took 313 Test wickets via a roller-coaster career and terrified England at the time of 2013–2014 Ashes series, has retreated from all forms of cricket, the bowler claimed to the media this week in an interview.
Left-arm Johnson in 2015 retreated from internationals but stayed a helpful bowler in T20 games, comprising for Perth Scorchers in the “Big Bash” tournament of Australia. He grappled with a back injury while playing in 2018’s Indian Premier League for Kolkata Knight Riders. On the other hand, he claimed to the media this week that he felt his body was beginning to give way.
“It is over. I have bowled my last ball. I have taken my last wicket. Now, I declare my departure from all forms of cricket,” Johnson claimed to the media. “I had expected to carry on playing in different T20 games all over the world until perhaps the mid of 2019. But the truth is my body is beginning to close down.”
Speaking of Cricket Australia, heavy rain has spoiled the early phase of Australia A’s tour of India. The rain prompted organizers to move the remaining 1-day matches to Bangalore from Vijayawada.
The starting 3 matches of the 1-day series, which comprise India A, Australia A, South Africa A, and India B were all discarded. Australia A will now play at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. The stadium is the venue where India and Australia played last year in an incredibly spiteful Test.
The final match will also be conducted on August 29, 2018, at M Chinnaswamy. On the other hand, a ground in the neighborhood of Alur will also be employed in the tournament. Justin Langer, Australia coach, and Trevor Hohns, chairman of selectors, are utilizing the tour as a selection test for the 2-Test series in opposition to Pakistan that begins in early October.