London: Former Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has been elected as an honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), custodians of the game’s laws. current sports news Cricket news
The club made the announcement on Sunday, at Lord’s, during the second Ashes Test between Australia and England which ended in a draw. current sports news Cricket news
Johnson, who has played 73 international Test matches for Australia claiming 313 wickets at an average of 28.40, was blown away by the honour. current sports news Cricket news
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“It’s an absolutely amazing feeling and I never thought I’d be sitting here at Lord’s as an honorary life member. I am just blown me away,” said Johnson. current sports news Cricket news
“It’s nice to be recognised by MCC. I am really honoured and really proud to be in this position right now,” he added.
Johnson made his debut for Australia in 2005 and hung up his boots a decade later in 2015. He was was a part of Australia’s two successful World Cup triumphs in 2007 and 2015. current sports news Cricket news
The speedster represented Australia in 153 One Day Internationals picking up 239 wickets and 30 Twenty 20 Internationals in which he claimed 38 scalps.
The MCC also took to Twitter to announce his membership and stated “MCC has today announced the election of former Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson, as an Honorary Life Member of the Club.”