Monday, 24 February 2014

Mitchell Johnson

Born on November 02, 1981 at Townsville, Queensland
Left Handed Batsman  and  Left-arm fast bowler
First international against New Zealand in 2005
Nickname is Notch, Midge, Chomps

Early Life

He played tennis while growing up, but soon switched to cricket.He struggled in his early days, but worked hard at his game and is now one of Australia’s first-choice fast bowlers.When Johnson attended a fast-bowling clinic in Brisbane at age 17, former Test fast-bowler Dennis Lillee identified him as a "once-in-nine-lives prospect".Lillee contacted former team mate Rod Marsh and arranged for Johnson to join the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide.Playing for Queensland against New Zealand, Johnson hit a six off the first ball he faced in first-class cricket.Johnson switched from the Queensland Bulls to the Western Warriors on 25 July 2008.

Personal life

Mitch with his wife and daughter

Mitchell, 32, and karate champion Jessica married in 2011 and welcomed Rubika, named after Jessica's beloved grandmother, in December last year.Rubika has suffered from severe reflux since birth, and while medication has eased the symptoms, she is still affected by it.
        Not pictured, is Mitchell’s mother. And evidently, she would like to be in this photo, sandwiched right in the middle of her son and his wife. In an interview with the Herald Sun that she will no doubt come to regret immediately, Vikki Harber says her son has been ‘stolen’ from her by Jessica and slams Cricket Australia for flying over ‘bitchy’ girlfriends more interested in self-promotion than supporting their partners.


Mitch with Allan Border Medal

  • McGilvray Medal 2008
  • Player of the Series vs. South Africa 2008–09
  • Johnson was named the 2009 ICC Cricketer of the Year award at the 2009 LG ICC Awards.
  • Player of the Series vs. England 2013–2014
  • Allan Border Medal 2014


Mitch with IPL franchise MI

Johnson was the highest paid Australian in 2014 auction, picking up $1.16 million to play for Kings XI Punjab.

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