Mitchell Johnson was one of the best fast bowlers and one of the finest in the business to have represented Australia at the highest level. In his illustrious career which lasted for a decade, Johnson has represented the five-time world champions 73 Tests, 153 One Day Internationals and 30 T20Is. He has 12 five-wicket hauls in Tests and three ODI's. Meanwhile, it was on this day in the year 2015 that he called it a day from international cricket. On the fourth anniversary of the ex-pacer's final outing in international cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) came forward to appreciate Johnson on a successful career. Take a look.
#OnThisDay in 2015, Mitchell Johnson retired from Test cricket 🙌— ICC (@ICC) November 17, 2019
He is Australia's fifth-highest wicket-taker in the longest format with a tally of 313 wickets in 73 matches. pic.twitter.com/ifTEkuDhBG
During the Ashes series earlier this year, in what was one of the biggest achievements of Johnson's career as the former fast bowler was elected as an Honorary Life Member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The series was tied at 2-2 but Australia retained the Ashes after having won in the 2017/18 edition. Meanwhile, they also broke the jinx of not winning an Ashes series in England in 2001.
"Absolutely amazing feeling, never thought I'd be sitting here. Being at Lord's and to be an Honorary Member now is, yeah it's just blown me away so, it's just nice to be recognised I guess, by the MCC. Really, really honoured and really proud to be in this position right now", said a delighted Johnson.
Mitchell Johnson started his cricketing career for Australia in 2005 and hung up his boots in 2015. In his decade-long career, the speedster has featured in 73 Tests, 153 One Day Internationals and 30 T20Is for the five-time World Cup holders. Speaking about World Cups, the veteran quickie was a part of Australia's two successful World Cup triumphs in 2007 and 2015 respectively. The ex-cricketer was also a part of the Ricky Ponting-led side that had won back-to-back Champions Trophies in 2006 and 2009 respectively. When it comes to Ashes, the left-arm fast bowler was at his lethal best during the 2013/14 series where his fiery spell left the English batsmen in a spot of bother. Johnson was adjudged Man of the Series for 37 scalps in five matches where Australia recorded only the third 5–0 Ashes whitewash in history. He had also won three Man of the Match awards in that series.