Australia pace bowler Johnson to retire after test


Mitchell Johnson decided his international cricket career should end after the 2nd test against New Zealand at his adopted home ground, a fitting venue synonymous with fast bowling. The 34-year-old Australian paceman issued a statement Tuesday before the last day of the WACA test, saying “beyond this match I’m just not sure that I can continue competing consistently at the level required to wear the baggy green.”

“I feel now is the best time to say goodbye,” Johnson said. “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.”…Read More

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