Mitchell Johnson to Come Out of Retirement for BBL

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 | 0

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson will come out of retirement to represent the Perth Scorchers at the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL). This would mark his first-ever appearance at the city-based franchise league.

Johnson, a fiery paceman, had announced his retirement from all forms of in November last year, but played the subsequent Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Despite the fact that he hasn’t played cricket in a while, the 34-year-old appeared keyed up of making the opportunity count.

“It’s exciting to be able to play Twenty20 cricket. It’s really good to play and it’s only getting bigger and bigger,” Johnson was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

“Four overs will do me. There is not such a focus on recovery and ice baths and meetings and I might be able to just bowl fast and have some fun,” added Johnson, who has 132 wickets to his name from 112 T20 matches, with career-best figures of 3/15.

The BBL season is scheduled to kick-off in December.




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