Mitchell Johnson bids adieu to all forms of cricketLast updated on Aug 19, 2018, 12:07 pm
Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has retired from all forms of cricket.
The left-arm pace bowler wanted to continue playing in T20 leagues around the world, but niggling injuries forced him to call it a day.
One of the most celebrated bowlers of all time, Johnson leaves behind a rich legacy.
Here is more on the veteran bowler.
Johnson has bowled his final ball
In a column for Perth Now Johnson said, "It's over. I've bowled my final ball. Taken my final wicket. Today I announce my retirement from all forms of cricket."
The player, who represented Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League, announced in July that he isn't going to play for the side anymore.
It was reported that he was eager to play T10 cricket.
Constant injuries force Johnson to call it time
Johnson wanted to play cricket elsewhere in various leagues, but his condition made him feel it was the right time to call the shots.
"I had hoped to continue playing in various Twenty20 competitions around the world until perhaps the middle of next year. But the fact is my body is starting to shut down."
Johnson enjoyed a telling career in T20 cricket.
Johnson feels mentally it's over as well
Johnson feels mentally it's over as well and felt that if he cannot give 100% for the team, if he cannot play 100%.
The celebrated bowler also represented Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2018 and he faced back issues.
He played for the Scorchers post his retirement earlier from international cricket.
He helped his side win the BBL in the 2016-17 campaign.
A look at Johnson's career
From 112 T20 matches across leagues, Johnson picked an impressive 123 wickets, with best figures of 3/3.
In 2017, Johnson had won the IPL title with Mumbai Indians.
The 2014 ICC Cricketer of the Year was a world class Test bowler and picked 313 wickets.
He also showed his prowess in ODIs and took 239 scalps.
He won two ICC World Cups with Australia.