The former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has changed his mind and is likely to participate in the Big Bash League which will kick off later this year. He might join Perth Scorchers for the upcoming BBL season as reported by the fox sports news. Mitchell Johnson is taking a keen interest in signing up a deal with Perth scorchers for the upcoming BBL season. Though an official statement is yet to be spelt out from Johnson and the franchise but the news seems to be confirmed as of now.
The former Australian opener and now the coach of Perth scorchers, Justin Langer played a key role in signing up Johnson with the franchise,
“The way Justin has put it to me in the conversations we’ve had is he wants me to go out there and have some fun. So that takes a lot of pressure off me. I’ve been so used to being the No.1 strike bowler for so many years; it definitely puts pressure on you to perform.
“He wants me to go and be with the boys, enjoy the atmosphere of the dressing room, train with the boys and help out. That’s the big thing I’m looking forward to, being involved with the young guys coming through” says Johnson.
“I see myself more doing more of the mentoring role. Maybe coaching a bit more like what Dennis Lillee did, in that you come in for a week here or there, come into certain teams or work with individual players. I feel that’s probably more suited to me than a big team-based (role).” He concludes.
Johnson retired from the international cricket last year just before the historic pink ball clash between Australia and New Zealand. In a career spanning 10 years, Johnson played 73 Test matches for Australia and picked up 313 wickets at an average of 28.40. In 153 ODI’s a total number of 239 batsmen fell prey to him. He was one of the fast bowlers who used to keep a regular check on batsman through his bouncers and other weapons.
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