The former Australian speedster, Mitchell Johnson announced retirement from all the forms of cricket. The speed gun from Australia had already quit international cricket way back in 2015.
However, Johnson was featured in many Twenty20 leagues around the globe. He also took part in the cash-rich league Indian Premier League (IPL) India.
The left-arm speed gun Johnson did not have a great time in 2018 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Overall, he got only two scalps while leaking 216 runs in 21 overs.
The veteran pacer announced retirement from Australia citing age as a reason. He said being 36, and there is not any substance now to bowl with the same intensity.
Mitchell Johnson announced retirement from all forms of cricket. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
Johnson cleared all the rumours now about playing in next season of IPL. He said that he will not feature in any form of cricket now.
“During this year’s Indian Premier League tournament I had a few back problems, and that was probably a sign that it was time to move on,” he said.
He has 313 scalps in 73 Tests while as he finished his One-day International career by taking 253 wickets in 139 games. He announced the ODI retirement on a winning note.
Mitchell Johnson got a heroic farewell:
Mitchell Johnson wrote a column for PerthNow mentioning things about his retirement.
“It is over. I’ve bowled my final ball. Taken my final wicket. Today I announce my retirement from all forms of cricket. I had hoped to continue playing in various Twenty20 competitions around the world until perhaps the middle of next year. But the fact is my body is starting to shut down. During this year’s Indian Premier League tournament I had a few back problems, and that was probably a sign that it was time to move on,” he maintained.