Renowned for terrifying batsmen with his lethal bouncers, retired Australian speedster, Mitchell Johnson, suffered a horrific injury while taking on gym equipment.
Johnson took to Instagram to share some pictures of his wound on the head which led to bleeding and also a bald spot. Mitch had to go to the emergency room for some stitches to tend his horrific looking injury.
According to his caption, Johnson sustained the wound while fighting a chin-up bar. Also, the fast bowler could not quite comprehend how the event transpired, doubting its possibility.
Mitch also gave prior warning to his followers as the uploaded graphic content was rated ‘R’. However, Johnson claimed to be fine even after going through the injury.
“If you don’t like blood and cuts then don’t look through these pics!Not the best thing I’ve ever done to myself but I’m am [sic] fine #toohardtoexplain #dontfightchinupbar #stilldontknowhowitspossible,” captioned Mitchell Johnson in his latest point.
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Over the years, The big ‘Midge’ held the reputation of running through batting lineups with his lethal short deliveries. The southpaw has hit many a batsman on the helmet, head, gloves, ribs and arms.
Johnson is fondly remembered for his devastating spells during the Ashes of 2013-14, where he picked up a whopping 37 wickets in the five Test matches.
Australia whitewashed the English in Ashes series, thanks to the performances of the Perth Scorchers. Mitchell Johnson claimed three man-of-the-match awards and also bagged the player of the series title.
He followed it up by terrorising the South Africans at their home soil by extracting bounce on surfaces such as Centurion, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. He ended up with 22 wickets in three Test matches which contained a 12-wicket haul at Centurion.
The batting fraternity took a massive sigh of relief when he retired from International cricket back in 2015. Mitch is now solely focusing on franchise cricket and is a regular feature in leagues such as BBL, and IPL.