The ongoing test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Western Australia Cricket Ground would be Mitchell Johnson’s last.
The left arm quick from Queensland called time on his career in all forms of Cricket earlier today.
He made the announcement in the press conference post the end of the 4th day’s play in Perth.
Not too many people were backing Johnson to keep on playing in whites for a long period of time anyway, considering the fact that he was ageing and was not quite being able to bowl with the same sort of gas. It was believed the retirement was on the horizon.
But, for him to leave the scenes with instant effect without even waiting for the series to get over, it was slightly surprising.
As per Johnson, he was starting to lack the necessary amount of hunger a player needs to have to represent Australia and thus, he came to the conclusion that the time had arrived for him to make the exit.
Johnson would like to burst for one last time tomorrow and try and see if he can take Australia to victory on a belter of a wicket in Perth.
The Aussie skipper Steven Smith is likely to declare the second innings at some point of time tomorrow, maybe in the morning session itself if the batsmen manage to score runs at a brisk pace and set a target to New Zealand. So, Johnson would have the chance to terrorise the opposition batsmen once again and he would definitely be going flat out.
Johnson might actually be batting as well tomorrow if New Zealand gets early wickets.
Whether he bats or bowls, all eyes will be on him only. The fans would be gathering in big numbers to see one of their greats leaving the game.