The premium fast bowler for Australia, Mitchell Johnson called curtains on his glorious Big Bash career. Johnson, who feels the pressure of BBL is a too much for him is not going to be part of the upcoming season for Perth Scorchers.
Mitchell Johnson has been the key player for Perth Scorchers in their BBL journey for quite a while. His heroic spells sealed them crunch games and also lifted the trophy when he was part of the team.
The intensity and length is too much: Johnson’s manager
Explaining the reason behind sudden retirement, Mitchell Johnson’s manager revealed the intensity of the matches and the span of the tournament is too much for a 37-year old Johnson.
He went to add that Johnson is happy to move his feet in UAE for an upcoming T10 League. As the length of the tournament and the match is short, it would be a perfect platform for Johnson to continue his cricketing career.
“The intensity and length of the BBL are just too much for someone who will be 37 at the start of the summer. Mitch has put his name up for the Emirates tournament in Dubai, but that is half the length of the BBL,” Johnson’s manager, Sam Halvorsen, told The West Australian newspaper.
Micthell Johnson last played Big Bash was for Perth Scorchers in the semi-final clash against Hobart Hurricanes in 2018. The injury hit-Perth Scorchers was eventually lost to Hobart Hurricanes thus being out of the title race.
KKR Signed Mitchell Johnson for IPL 2018 –
Despite Johnson being the 37-year old, Kolkata Knight Riders trusted the experienced campaigner to pick in their side. They bought him for his base price of INR 2 crores.
Though he was handed enough chances to showcase his skills, Johnson failed to create an impact of his own. He was eventually picked out from playing XI who was replaced by an Indian U-19 bowler.