In the recent times we have seen many world class batsman and bowlers retiring from International cricket. Starting from legendary SriLankan Kumar Sangakara, Mahela Jayawardene , Indian stars like Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and many more. Today we heard the thunderbolt of Australian pace attack announcing his retirement. This is what he had to say in his retirement speech.
“I feel now is the best time to say goodbye,” Johnson said. “I have been lucky enough to have had a wonderful career and enjoyed every moment of playing for my country. It’s been an incredible ride.
“But the ride has to come to an end at some point and to do so here at the Waca is very special. I’ve given the decision a lot of thought. Beyond this match, I’m just not sure that I can continue competing consistently at the level required to wear the baggy green.”
Dedicated to one of the best fast bowling spells ever:
Johnson also played 153 one-day internationals for Australia, taking 239 wickets at an average of 25.26 and a strike rate of 31.3 and featured in 30 Twenty20 internationals during which he took 38 wickets.