Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson slammed ICC for sharing an interview where he praised the Indian quick Jasprit Bumrah for his bowling attack. ICC shared a bit from the interview which was published in Times of India. Johnson also denied doing any interview with the journalist who wrote the story.
Johnson first questioned the ICC’s tweet which read, “He hardly bowls a loose delivery, and any batsman will think twice before taking him on." @MitchJohnson398 likes what he sees of Jasprit Bumrah,” to which Johnson replied, “Where has this come from? I don’t recall this. Who wrote this? I do agree with parts of it but I never sat down with anyone from memory.”
Where has this come from? I don’t recall this. Who wrote this? I do agree with parts of it but I never sat down with anyone from memory https://t.co/mlqSWdFuFS— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 23, 2018
Johnson then shared the original article from Times of India and wrote, “Interesting article @TOISportsNews given I’m not in Melbourne & never sat down for a Q&A with this journalist.”
Mitchell Johnson retired from all forms of cricket earlier this year and begun a broadcasting career as a commentator and an expert of the game.
India and Australia are currently playing a four match Test series that is leveled at 1-1 with India winning the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs and Australia winning the second Test in Perth by 146 runs. The third Test or the Boxing Day Test will be played from December 26-30 in Melbourne Cricket Ground. Virat Kohli and Tim Paine will lead their respective sides.