Mitchell Johnson, An Australian cricketer retires from International cricket [ Current Affairs ]


Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has declared his retirement from all forms of international cricket. This announcement was made by him after conclusion to the second Test match against New Zealand at WACA.

Image of Mitchell Johnson

Image of Mitchell Johnson

Australian cricketer retires from International cricket

With this, he has joined his equivalent team mates who had as well recently retired from international cricket including Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers and Shane Watson.

About Mitchell Johnson:

  • He was born on 2 November 1981 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
  • He made his international test debut in 2007 against Sri Lanka.
  • He overall played 73 test matches.
  • He had scored 2, 036 runs at a batting average of 22.35 and his top score was 123 not out.
  • He had scored one century and 11 half centuries.
  • He had bowled 15, 409 balls in his test career and had taken 311 runs at bowling average of 28.1.
  • He had made his ODI debut in 2005 against New Zealand and had played 153 ODI matches.
  • In his ODI career, he had scored 951 at an average of 16.12, with to score of 73 runs.
  • He bowled 7, 066 balls and had taken 239 wickets at an average of 25.3. in ODI.

Awards and recognition:

  • He had played a important role in the final match of 2015 ICC World Cup which had led to Australia to win the World Cup for the record 5th time.
  • He had won International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) Cricketer of the Year award in 2009 and 2014.
  • He was the ICC’s Test Player of the year in 2014.

- Published on: November 18, 2015