Monday, September 16, 2019
News

Mitchell Johnson elected MCC honorary life member

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

London | Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has been elected as an honorary member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

The announcement was made by the club on Sunday during the second Ashes Test which ended in a tense draw at Lord's.

"It's an absolutely amazing feeling and I never thought I'd be sitting here at Lord's as an honorary life member," said Johnson.

"It's nice to be recognised by MCC. I am really honoured and really proud to be in this position right now."

Johnson made his Test debut in 2007 and claimed 313 wickets at an average of 28.40 in 73 Test matches for Australia.

He became one of the most feared fast bowlers in the world and his prowess for terrifying batsmen was evident during the 2013-14 season, when he took 59 wickets in eight Tests against England and South Africa.

He was particularly devastating during the Ashes of that year, in which Australia recorded only the fourth Ashes whitewash in history.

Johnson was as prolific in international white-ball cricket, taking 239 wickets in 153 ODIs and 38 wickets in his 30 T20Is.

--IANS aak/ksk

( 196 Words)

2019-08-19-11:42:07 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE SPORTS NEWS
Spain thrash Argentina to clinch 2nd bas...
ACU will look after alleged corruption i...
Still learning how to get the best out o...
For the first time in 47 years, Ashes en...
Tamil Nadu Premier League under BCCI sca...
England bid adieu to coach Trevor Baylis...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Boat capsized in East Godavari: CM Reddy...
Delhi police seizes over 12500 quarter i...
Despite global turbulence, economic fund...
High-level meeting held in MHA over J-K ...
Indians will give reply to Pakistan if i...
Ravidas temple row: CJI to allocate anot...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Samuel L. Jackson lost six relative... 
Katie Price reveals being target of... 
Malaika performs yoga to cultivate ... 
Capsule to analyse what gases you h... 
Daughter shaves off her head in wai... 
Restrictions eased in J&K, health s... 
4 more bodies recovered from Godava... 
Lots of potential but need good coa...