Australian pace spearhead and bowling icon Mitchell Johnson is likely to announce his retirement from international cricket after the second test at Perth concludes. The 34-year-old pace sensation had hinted about calling it quits, when he recently made a comment, “every test could be my last.”
With the third test between hosts Australia and New Zealand set to be a historic day and night affair, Perth might well be Johnson’s last attempt at reaching international glory. The news about Johnson’s retirement spread like a wildfire when his manager was spotted entering the Australian dressing room, probably to inform his teammates about his retirement call.
Recently, Johnson was quoted saying about retirement, “”I think about retiring most days.” “It could be after this game. I might just go … but I am still enjoying my cricket at the moment and enjoying the challenges. “It is probably getting to be that time but … I am just trying to play each game and enjoy it.”
Johnson has been an undoubted great for Australia in the 21st century. The menacing left arm pacer has 310 wickets in 72 tests, at an impressive bowling average of 28.1. Johnson has also not played an ODI since the 2015 World Cup final against New Zealand.