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    Mitchell Johnson Retires

    From all forms of international cricket after the end of the current test.

    Mitchell Johnson to retire from International Cricket | Cricket Australia
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    Been a fine player. Always great to watch because you never knew what you would get on any given day. It's what made him so compelling.

    Here's the best Johnson article ever written, albeit from 2010-11

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    I flinched when he was bad. I flinched when he was amazing.

    It was a wild ride, Mitch.
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    His spell at Centurion last year was my favourite ever by a pure fast bowler. Gutted it's not on youtube anymore


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    The Waca was such a road Mitch gave up and retired.

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    Ah well. In 2013/14 Johnson produced the most freakish and frightening run of form that I've ever seen by any fast bowler. It was seriously scary stuff, and for 4 ridiculous months almost singlehandedly made Australia the best test side in the world. That sort of occasional brilliance also served to make his **** performances all the more hilarious. Great bloke too. Will genuinely miss him.
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    well played Mitch.

    All the best for the future
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    Dat ball to du Plessis at Centurion deserves to be on every porn site imaginable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    The Waca was such a road Mitch gave up and retired.
    That was the first spell that I thought about when I heard about the retirement.

    I mean, you feel for Faf don't you? 15-2 and you get such a brute delivery so early, how do you play that?

    Here you go btw.

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    The timing of this is consistent with the inconsistency that he has shown through his career.

    The next test,the first day/night with a pink ball, with possibility of the ball swinging and Johnson possibly being difficult to sight during the twilight period.
    The team planning for the summer would have had Johnson and Starc as the key bowlers in that test.
    Then a series of games against a weak WI team.
    The advertising for the summer has featured Johnson.

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    He has given us that glorious purple patch of fearsome fast bowling which will live in cricket's history.

    When we are old men and the young folk are saying that the bowlers of the past could not have been as quick as those of the current day, we will say we saw Mitchell Johnson.

    Well done Mitch and thanks
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    Oh quick! Too quick! Johnson the destroyer!

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    Kudos also for taking the decision out of the selectors' hands. Seen far too many guys who have lost it trying to hang on.

    Maybe one last burst of awesome this arvo for old times eh Mitch?

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