Australian Speedster Mitchell Johnson is All Set for the New Role
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Mitchell Johnson is All Set for the New Role

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Mitchell Johnson. Photo by Luke Walker /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The Australian speedster, Mitchell Johnson is set to don the commentator’s hat after announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket He will make his commentatory debut in the ongoing tournament of Karnataka Premier League (KPL).

The 36-year-old Johnson will join the commentatory panel in the tourney that started on 15th of August and will culminate on 6th of September.

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Mitchell Johnson will join Star Sports as a commentator.
Photo by: Luke Walker /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Star Sports has confirmed the news after rumours spread that Mitchell Johnson will start new innings as the commentator.

Earlier, Johnson cleared all the air about his participation in this season of Indian Premier League (IPL). It relied on that Australian superstar might future in the next season; however, Johnson rejected the claims.

Ashes 2017-18, Pat Cummins, Emulate, Mitchell Johnson, Ashes 2013-14, Australia Vs England, Brisbane.

Johnson played 73 Tests for Australia in which he claimed 313 wickets at an average of 28.40. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Veteran Johnson played his last One-day International match in 2015, and he received a heroic goodbye. He played his last game against New Zealand in the final of World Cup 2015 in which Aussies trashed Kiwis to clinch another coveted title.

In his column for PerthNow, Johnson asserted that he has already played his last game. He said that in IPL 2018, he decided that it is time to hung boots.

In 2018 edition of IPL, Johnson could only get two scalps while giving 216 runs in 21 overs that he bowled. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) introduced him in the season.

“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 said.

Here is the link to the tweet:

 

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