OZ Pacer Mitchell Johnson Retires From Cricket

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34 year old Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson announced his retirement from all formats of cricket. The fifth day of the second test between Australia and New Zealand will be his last day of international cricket. Johnson started his test career in 2007. With 313 test wickets in 73 matches, he is 4th highest wicket taker for Australia behind Shane Warne, Glen Mcgrath and Denis Lilee. He also has 239 ODI wickets from 153 matches and 38 T20 wickets from 30 matches. This fearsome paceman was no muck with the bat either. He has accumulated 2065 test runs at an average of 22.13, his highest score being 123 that came against South Africa in Cape Town in 2009.

Johnson is known for his fearsome style of pace bowling and the ability to run through opposition line ups in a hurry. Australia demolished England at their home during the 2013/14 Ashes thanks to one devastating spell after another from Johnson. He currently has the best strike rate, 51.1, among all Australian bowlers who have taken 150 wickets or more. He was awarded ICC Player of the Year in 2009 and 2014.

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Johnson said, “I feel now is the best time to say goodbye,” he said. “I have been lucky to have a wonderful career and enjoyed every moment playing for my country. I’ve given the decision a lot of thought. Beyond this match, I’m just not sure that I can continue competing consistently at the level required to wear the Baggy Green.”

The news of Johnson’s retirement came as a shock to some but former Australian captain Mark Taylor lauded Johnson for taking the right decision at the right time. The twitter-sphere exploded with good wishes from his team mates and one time adversaries.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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